WRDA was founded as the Women’s Education Project in 1983 and has the distinction of being one of the oldest surviving feminist organisations in these islands. As we mark 40 years of working for women we are aware that our history also captures much of the history of the wider feminist movement in Northern Ireland. To celebrate this and to document this knowledge for future generations WRDA decided to create this film archive.

The privilege of interviewing so many leading feminists covering such a period of NI’s history presented an opportunity to leave a lasting record of the feminist movement for future researchers and to remind ourselves of the journey we have been on. This film archive documents the highs and lows of those four decades. We hope it will be a source of inspiration for feminists and a resource for researchers.

Thank you to all the women who gave of their time to contribute to the 40th Anniversary Film Archive.