In 2009 the Girl Guides celebrated their centenary. With a membership of over 600,000, nearly half the female population of Britain has been involved with the Brownies and Girl Guides at some time during their lives.
Narrated by Dominic West (The Wire), 100 Years of the Girl Guides delves into the movement’s extraordinary archive and interviews a host of former Girl Guides from veterans to household names Kelly Holmes, Clare Short, Kate Silverton, Shappi Khorsandi and Tanni Grey-Thompson (Para-Olympian Gold Medallist).
The film includes exclusive use of the Girl Guides’ astonishing film archive. From 1928 they have kept a record of all their activities, from camps, to foreign exchange visits, from royalty to learning how to sail. The films show their work in the two world wars, to campaigns about body image and mental health, with over 50 films showing their work over the past century. Directed by Rosalind Bain.