No Woman No Try, a documentary about the current status of gender, ethnicity and sexual equality within women’s rugby, will premiere on Prime Video worldwide later this month. The film is the directorial debut of young filmmaker and rugby player Victoria Rush.
No Woman No Try explores gender inequality through the lens of rugby and the women and men championing change across the sporting community. Professional rugby players, women’s sport advocates and male allies will share their own perspective and experiences of the game.
Director Rush also worked as an executive producer on the feature. Ben & Jack Studios produced the film with Ben Marlow working as director of photography on the feature and Jack Tompkins taking the role of editor and executive producer. The film is financed by Victoria’s production company Hera Media who invest in content dedicated to women and marginalised communities.
Filmed through the 20/21 rugby season, No Woman No Try examines how the sport is making progress across a range of issues with pioneers of women’s sport and male allies, including Shaunagh Brown, Zainab Alema, Stefania Evans, Sue Anstiss, MBE, Ugo Monye and more, all of whom are championing change and inspiring a more diverse pool of role models for future generations. The documentary poses the question, “how do you defeat the opposition when they’re not on the field?” and is inspired by the global #IAmEnough movement from 2020, started by No Woman No Try director Victoria Rush.
“No Woman No Try is an important documentary which asks necessary questions about the challenges facing women’s rugby and how fans of the sport can continue to effect change,” said Martin Backlund, Head of Content, Prime Video UK, Ireland and Nordics. “Prime members will enjoy the inspiring stories and uplifting message of the film when the film launches on Prime Video later this month.”
Victoria Rush, director of No Woman No Try said, “The #IAmEnough movement in 2020 resonated with women all over the world, uniting people across the rugby community and giving women’s rugby her voice. The movement was an incredible moment, but just that. Social media doesn’t make change on its own. I developed No Woman No Try to bridge the gap between men and women’s sport in the media, to inspire further generations of women and girls to know the sport landscape theirs too. Because if you can’t see it you can’t be it.”
No Woman No Try joins Prime Video’s collection of sports documentaries and docuseries including Steelers, Everybody’s Game, All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, All or Nothing: Manchester City, Andy Murray: Resurfacing, The Test, Take Us Home: Leeds United and more. Prime Video will also offer Prime members in the UK live coverage of over 20 Premier League football matches in 2022, as well as Autumn Nations Series rugby union, ATP & WTA Tour tennis and US Open tennis matches for no additional cost to their Prime membership.
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