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Oxford skinhead documentary makes debut on TV
8:30am Monday 6th August 2012 in News
AN OXFORD documentary maker is to have her internationally-acclaimed film shown on television on Saturday.
Sharon Woodward’s 2009 documentary, Thank You! Skinhead Girl, became a worldwide success touring Europe and Asia.
It is going to be screened on the Community channel, Sky 539 and Virgin Media 233, at 9pm.
The film tells the story of her life as a working-class woman finding refuge in the skinhead movement and features footage of old Oxford and stills of Bonn Square, which used to be a meeting point for punks and skinheads.
She said: “It’s absolutely brilliant. Whenever your work gets shown, it gives you an opportunity.
“The film is not industry packaged. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a labour of love.”
After winning Best Documentary at the Bulgarian Palace Film festival in 2010, the film toured Europe, Thailand and India.
“It had an incredible reaction internationally. It did very well in India and was even shown at filmmor women’s film festival in Turkey,” she said.
“I am certainly having conversations with people I wouldn’t otherwise have.”
Ms Woodward has given a talk about the film at the Phoenix Picturehouse in Jericho, and is giving another at Ruskin College on October 17.