Today we are filming the follow up to our “Women in Film” series. So this week’s Creative Commons picks are all about empowering women. You go girl!
Last fall I recorded a “Women in Film” panel for Radio Film School where I interviewed five women from the filmmaking and media industry to discuss the challenges women face in the biz. Now we’re doing a follow-up to that series that will also be filmed for a short film doc series. As I sit here prepping for the shoot later this afternoon, I decided to pick a group of songs that represented the spirit and theme of the event.
Age of Feminine by Kellee Maize (CC BY). There is no way I can’t have a “girl power” theme without having at least one (or two) songs from my favorite female rapper on FreeMusicArchive, Kellee Maize. This song is a perfect embodiment of the theme. I love the Indian vibe with the sitar, adds a nice international touch.
Yes Ma’am by Cullah (CC BY-SA). The rebellious, striking 60s-style guitar riff is reminiscent of a decade when women started to make a more public and concerted effort to exercise agency. The “I was a slave…” lyrics are provocative.
Gurnsey Woman by Titus 12 (CC BY-SA). The title of this song was the bait. But if you know me well, you can probably guess that the tune of Benny Goodman’s “Jersey Bounce” is what reeled me in. A nice mix of classic of and contemporary musical styles.
Strong Women by Hydropods (CC BY-NC-SA). This spoken word set to a rising, electronic beat would make a great intro to a documentary or experimental piece.
Mad Humans (Mad Men Remix) by Kellee Maize (CC BY-SA). Oh, didn’t I mention we’d get at least 2 songs from Kellee? It’s obvious why I like this pick. First, hello?, Mad Men remix. The theme of one of my favorite shows on TV (which happens to address issues of how women are treated in the workspace) set to a powerful and catchy anthem about female agency.