New Proximity: How Berlin's female creatives, artists and business leaders have coped with the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Carys Huws

Text from Girls in Film: New Proximity is a documentary film by Berlin-based, Wales born, photographer and director Carys Huws, alongside creative directors Holly Ann-Ladd and Chloé Howell Jackson from creative agency Peach Berlin. The film shows the lives of seven creative women based in the German capital and how they have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The filmmakers speak to women with a variety of jobs, including two circular fashion designers, two strippers, a hair and make-up artist, a tattoo artist and a brand consultant. The subjects have a variety of heritages and ethnicities, as they come from Germany, Venezuela, South Africa, Australia, Bolivia, the UK and Argentina. We hear how each woman has had to adapt their work and personal lives over the past year and how their respective industries have been affected. Recent stats show that women are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic - New Proximity is a celebration of the women of Berlin at a time that has seen mass lockdowns and restrictions, job losses and a looming recession. Director: Carys Huws Creative Directors: Chloé Howell-Jackson and Holly-Ann Ladd Produced by Peach Socials Music Supervisor: Lucy Cook Composer and Sound Engineer: Felix Godden (Cascade Berlin) Camera and Edit: Carys Huws Visual Effects and Animation: John Malcolm Moore (Cascade Berlin) Graphic Design: Vivien Hoffmann Featuring: Anna Suznjevic Maria Corvera Vargas Abbey Walker Bronwyn Stewart Chiqui Love Suki Sky Julim Rosa With special thanks to: Beazy Productions C\V Studio Berlin Strippers Collective Important Conversation Premiered on Girls in Film: