Viking Women: The Crying Bones tells the story of fierce women fighters on the modern Viking scene. Through interviews with the fighters, archeologists and historians a radical picture of Viking Women will be depicted and fact will be illuminated from fiction.
We shot many hours of footage during the March trip consisting of interviews, discussions, individual group trainings, as well as the RIPA International Training Weekend at Ribe Viking Center. This 60 seconds barely scratches the surface of what we are currently editing and what is to come during our summer production. Stay tuned!
I began creating a body of photographs of Viking Women reenactors in 2016. This is a sneak peek at the work in progress. I plan to publish a monograph of these images in the coming year. Under no circumstances should they be posted on social media or published anywhere. Thanks! (These are under the sole copyright of myself, Ash Thayer.)
We need your help to tell this story. Donations will go towards funding production of the film. Specifically, we need funding for hiring crew for our upcoming shoot dates for the second half of July, 2018 in Denmark at two of the largest annual Viking Markets in western Europe.
The role of women in Viking history and reenactment is still somewhat mysterious and convoluted for outside audiences. We hope to clear up misconceptions, educate viewers on authenticity and provide a platform for historians and archaeologists to shed light on current debates.
Thank you for all the support we have already received! We are so excited to continue working on this project and telling a story that no one else has!
We have set up a PayPal Pool to donate to this project. The donate button will take you there. Remember, no donation is too small!!!