Recollecting her youth during the 'Baby Scoop Era', Edith looks back on Solidago, an all-female rural community she was sent to in order to give birth to a child conceived outside of marriage.
Jerusha West is a writer and film director based in Suffolk, UK. She studied Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art. Having always been excited by film, storytelling, visual art, drama and music, it was whilst she was at art school that she realised film was the most natural progression for her, with its collaborative power and ability to combine a multitude of mediums and interests. She began writing, developing and directing micro-budget films 8 years ago and since then her art and film work has been exhibited and screened in various spaces across the UK. Her visual background has impacted her distinctive aesthetic, although her main interest in writing and directing is the ability to capture and portray human relationships and the human condition on screen. She is passionate about making films which open dialogue around important issues, particularly women's stories as well as revisiting political histories. Solidago is her first fully funded short film with a larger crew and cast, and her ambition is to direct her own feature films through collaborations with other female filmmakers. She is currently developing several more short films whilst writing her first feature length script .