In summer 2021, a group of service users from Border Women’s Aid collaborated with Alchemy Film & Arts and artist Lydia Beilby in filmmaking workshops using paint, animation and strips of film.

Combining animation with the participant’s recorded insights and landscapes of special meaning to them, Breaking the Silence articulates lived experiences and avenues of support that can be accessed through Border Women’s Aid.

Film Town, Alchemy Film & Arts’s community-engaged creative learning programme.


Title: Breaking the Silence
Maker: Alchemy Film & Arts with Border Women’s Aid
Year of Production: 2021
Runtime: 6′
Language: English
Accessibility: Descriptive subtitles in English
Content Warning: Discussion of domestic violence