The documentary “Annie Lennox, from Eurythmics to campaigner, the journey of a pop icon” to be featured in The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

The documentary “Annie Lennox, from Eurythmics to campaigner, the journey of a pop icon” to be featured in The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Annie Lennox is the voice that marked the 80s with the group Eurythmics. A formidable performer, as well as a complex and tormented woman, she became both an icon and a committed citizen. We will discover what drives the woman, by plunging back into her singular musical universe in this new documentary directed by Lucie Caries that will be featured at The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival later this month.

From nobody to pop icon: Born in 1954 into a Scottish working-class family, catapulted onto the international stage
in the 80s as a singer with a soul timbre and still active as a human rights activist today: Annie Lennox. With the
catchy tune “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”, the Eurythmics landed an international hit in 1983 and became a
cult band overnight. Annie Lennox has been successful for 40 years: both in the music business and in shaking up the
establishment. The documentary shows Annie Lennox’s groundbreaking career and gives intimate insights into the
emotional worlds of the androgynous singer.

Masculine outfits, dyed pixie cut and an unmistakable voice: This is the Scottish Annie Lennox. With her passion for
music and her will to break existing norms, she managed to establish herself on the international stage. As the singer
of the Eurythmics, she shone in the mega-hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” in 1983 – overnight the duo became
a cult band of pop culture. The whole world discovered this slightly strange couple, consisting of the scrubbed
musician Dave Stewart and his fascinating, androgynous partner.

The Eurythmics’ streak of success never stopped, not even in Annie Lennox’s subsequent solo career. The artist has
sold over 80 million albums and has been showered with awards: including eight Brit Awards, a Golden Globe and an
Oscar. For her commitment to the fight against hunger and AIDS in Africa, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Lennox an
Officer of the Order of the British Empire – OBE. In addition, the band was honored with induction into the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame in November 2022.

However, Annie Lennox’s fame as a pop star sometimes stood in the way of Annie Lennox’s fame: the rather reserved
nature of the outwardly dazzling artist tended to “become invisible”. This dichotomy ended when she decided to put
her fame at the service of humanitarian causes that were important to her personally

For 40 years now, the pioneer of girl power has been fighting for her convictions – stagnation has never been an issue.
From an outsider at school to a pop icon, but above all to an ambassador for various aid organizations: Annie Lennox
lends her voice to those who don’t.

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