Women Works Collection
Primary Format and Extent
video (210 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1980 to 1983
Collection contains documentaries with interviews and oral histories. In "Can I Get There from Here?" urban and disabled youths discuss home life, social barriers and community resources available to help disadvantaged young people. "Working Women of Waldo County" is a three-part series in which four women talk about their lives and work experiences and those of their mothers and grandmothers, including discussion of Maine's shoe and sardine factories. The segments are titled "Our Heritage," "Her Story," and "Today." "This Land" presents the development of the H.O.M.E. co-op. In "She Knew a Phoenix" Maine writer-poet May Sarton discusses her work as well as her feminist, political and religious attitudes.
Karen Saum is an independent filmmaker living in East Orland, Maine. The H.O.M.E. community land trust and co-op is located in Orland. "She Knew a Phoenix" was funded by the Maine Humanities Council.
Subject(s)Children, Community Life, Education, Families, Fisheries, Handicraft, Literature, Performing arts, Religion, Rural conditions, Women, Working environment
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