Docs Ireland is pleased to host this very special UTV archive event looking back at how women were represented on the small screen in the 1960s.
We will be joined by UTV personnel from past and present to reflect on a programme of digitised UTV material from the years 1959-1969. A period of great social change, UTV in the 1960s targeted women as an important part of their audience and they were reflected on-screen by prominent female presenters. Developments for women such as shifts in fashion and pop culture were explored. The guests will be invited to react to the clips and join the audience in a light-hearted discussion of the attitudes towards women at the time, what working life was like for women in the media in Northern Ireland during the period, and how it compares to the experiences of those working in the field today.
The panel will be led by Rose Baker, festival programmer, who is currently researching a PhD in the subject. This will be the fourth and final event in a series presenting and discussing material digitised by Northern Ireland Screen and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland with support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Department of Communities.