Women in Black

Women in Black keep vigil for peace on the streets of cities all over the world. From Japan to Israel, from Argentina to Turkey and in many other countries there are women who oppose violence and lend their support to women suffering in war zones.

In Edinburgh, every Saturday, come rain and come shine, a disparate group of women don black clothes and stand on Princes Street, in the centre of the city.

They are there to bear silent witness against the futility of war and the devastation which comes in its wake. Three of their number explain the experiences and knowledge which have made them take the decision to join the vigil. As they watch and recall events in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine they conclude – enough; I have to do something.

Made in association with Skyline Productions for Scottish Television and the Scottish Screen National Lottery Fund.

25 mins Digibeta