Award 5: Curfew, Daz Scott
Updated: May 23, 2021
No one should have a curfew.
Curfew is about freedom. It’s about the experiences that women could enjoy in a world where sexual harassment and assault are not a threat. It’s about how women feel like they have a curfew now. It’s about listening to women and hearing them. It’s about trying to create, even just for a one night, a world where women are free to leave their homes at night without fear and without consequence.
Curfew has been created and directed by Daz Scott Artcry's fifth grantee in response to the ongoing conversation about violence against women and girls and public safety. Daz says -
"There is a real push from women occurring at the moment to open up this conversation, and to make everyone aware of the reality of the problem of sexual harassment, and the need for men to recognise the shocking statistics. Among women aged 18-24, 97% said they had been sexually harassed, while 80% of women of all ages said they had experienced sexual harassment in public spaces."
The words in the film are verbatim statements made by women in response to an anonymous survey asking 'what would you do if men had a 6pm curfew?'. Join the conversation on youtube and social media.