Women Works Collection
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Creator(s)
Karen Saum
Donor
Karen Saum
Primary Format and Extent
video (210 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1980 - 1983
Summary
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.
Biographical/Historical Notes
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.
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 7
Showing 1 - 7 of 7:
1) Working Women of Waldo County: Today
NHF cataloguer's notes, 11/94: Some scenes shared with other two parts of series, 'Her Story' and 'Our Heritage.' Women discuss their lives and work. Emphasis on modern work, factories,...more
2) This Land: The Story of a Community Land Trust and a Co-Op Called H.O.M.E.
Documentary about land co-op organization in Orland, Hancock County, Maine. NHF cataloguer's notes, 11/94: Discussion of land price inflation and emigration of native mainers due to no...more
3) Can I Get There From Here? Disabled Youth
Documentary series on employment opportunities, barriers and support possibilities for young people in Maine. This title is noted in Educational Video Services, Maine State Library 1991...more
4) Working Women of Waldo County: Our Heritage
NHF cataloguer's notes, 11/94: History of women's work. Basketmaking from colonial times, spinning and weaving, use of herbs, animal tending, teaching school. Redaings from women's diar...more
5) Working Women of Waldo County: Her Story
NHF cataloguer's notes, 11/94: Still photos. Oral history format: stories of four women and their working lives, their mothers and grandmothers. [poor sound] Woman cooking and telling s...more
6) Can I Get There from Here? Urban Youth
NHF cataloguer's notes, 11/94: Pinball arcade, Portland. Young people discuss problems at home, runaways, kids living on the streets. One girl was physically abused by her father. Couns...more
7) May Sarton: She Knew a Phoenix
Documentary about poet May Sarton includes Sarton at typewriter, speaking poem, talking with (student) interviewer. Winter road scenes driving to her house (in Maine?). The poem uses bi...more
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