Bethany White

Writer, Producer and Sound Designer, Dark Avenue Film Ltd
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About Bethany White

Bethany is a practising screenwriter and film producer who was a Laidlaw Scholar in the University of York's first cohort in 2017-18. She set up a production company with her partner Patrick the Isle of Man, where they now produce films and write screenplays. Their first short documentary, MERA, premiered at Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany in August 2019 and their short drama, The Lost Wife, is in postproduction. Their scripts have placed in multiple international screenwriting competitions. Bethany is passionate about helping others to develop, especially those considering writing or the film industry as a career path.

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Alum: Undergraduate Programme

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Entrepreneurship Humanities Leadership

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Media & Communications

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University of York

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How Do We Deal With Violence Towards Women in Film?

The depiction of violence towards women in film is a complex one which has been discussed extensively in recent years. Here we explore some of the key aspects of this discussion and how we can better understand it.

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Jan 21, 2021

Thanks so much for having me on the panel Cath! Anyone is welcome to get in touch if they want to know more or have questions, or connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethanyhwhite/

Dec 14, 2019
Replying to Nikol Chen

Love this, Bethany! I wonder what your thoughts would be on the depiction of violence against women in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (especially the Swedish version of the film)? 

Thanks Nikol! I’ve not actually seen the Swedish version, or read the books yet, but I have seen the David Fincher remake. What was interesting to me was that I’d heard so much about the character of Lisabeth, and she has this vigilante reputation in our culture, but she starts from such a vulnerable place. I found the scene where she is raped very difficult to watch, which was Fincher’s intention and very effective in my view. As I say, yet to see the original (it’s on my list!) and I’ve not studied the Fincher version in depth. I’m sure there’s studies out there! What was your take on the Swedish original?

Dec 13, 2019
Replying to Penny Foster

Really interesting reflections Bethany on how women are depicted in film, and brilliant to hear how what you have learned is also informing your own film-making. I also love Wait Until Dark!

Glad you like it Penny! And so happy to have a mutual fan of Wait Until Dark - most people I mention it to have never heard of it, well worth recommending.