We Are Willow
Creative Studio & Art Collective

Pioneers Persevere

FORMATS: Photography | Film | Soundtrack

A new body of work focussing on pioneering women who have an association with the game.

Hannah Kumari’s production ‘ENG-ER-LAND’ is set in 1997 – the year that the FA announced their plan to develop the women’s game to ‘elite level’. Inspired by her experiences of going to matches as a mixed-race teenager, the play blends storytelling, dance and music with 90s nostalgia to tackle racism, identity, lad culture and working-class masculinity.

Hannah wears the limited edition We Are Willow football shirt from AROUND THE MATCH. A new team, film documentary & memorabilia that offers fresh insight into the women of football in and around the match – the female voices that make the game on and off the pitch. Exploring those special moments that affect people long after the final whistle is blown.

CREATIVE | Chris Butler & Daniel Cheetham

PRODUCTION | Chris Butler

PHOTOGRAPHY | Daniel Cheetham

DESIGN | Daren Newman

FILM | Chris Butler & Daniel Cheetham

EDIT | Mike Nixon

SOUND | Simon Connor

SOUNDTRACK | Chris Butler & Noel Williams