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Working Women In Focus

Video Productions 1974-1980

A woman’s work is never done…or recognized, or paid for, or honored or commended.

– Poster at Women In Focus, 1978.

 

Media related to women’s work in the workforce, unpaid domestic work, cultural industries, government agencies, political parties, education, and activism in the 1970’s. This selection also includes media about the history of suffrage in Canada.

Description: This tape examines the problems of sexism in education and its effects on children and their futures. Linda Shuto and Reva Dexter, two teachers involved in changing sexism in British Columbia education, discuss the issues and some solutions. The tape ends with Grade 6 students, educated with the primary textbooks examined earlier in the tape, critically discussing sex-role stereotyping. [Description provided by Women In Focus]

 

EDUCATION – SEXISM – GENDER STEREOTYPING

Title: What Will I Be?

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Producer – Marion Marling
Production Assistants – Nichola Sumner, Fern Truax
Presented by The Women’s Office, UBC

Speakers: Linda Shuto, Reva Dexter, Christie, Linda, Jane, Michael, Robert, Tim.

Date Created: 1974

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: SylvIa Gelber talks about her job, an executive position in the Federal Government Women’s Bureau for International Women’s Year. [Description provided by Women In Focus]

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT – WOMEN’S PROGRAMS

Title: Sylva Gelber: An Interview

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributor:

Interviewee – Sylva Gelber
Interviewer – Marion Barling
Producer – A Women’s Office Audio-Visual Workshop
Broadcaster – Cable  10

Date Created: 1975-05-13

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_017

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Two long-time associates of the New Democratic Party, Eileen Sufrin and Olga Nunn, discuss the contributions of women to the party’s history. [Description provided by Women In Focus]

 

POLITICAL HISTORY

Title: Women in the N.D.P.

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Interviewees: Eileen Sufrin, Olga Nunn
Interviewer: Ilsa Link
Producer – A Women’s Office Audio-Visual Workshop Production
Broadcaster – Cable 10

Date Created: 1975-06-07

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_022

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Linda Shuto, member of the B.C. Teachers Federation Task Force on the Status of Women, discusses the problem of sexism within the school system. The discussion includes slides and graphic backup of pertinent statistics. [Description provided by Women in Focus]

 

EDUCATION – SEXISM- EQUAL PAY

Title: Sexism in the Schools

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Director – Marion Barling
Guest – Linda Shuto
Producer – A Presentation of the Women’s Office, UBC

Date Created: 1976-06-01

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_014

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description:  Three internationally renowned sculptors discuss their art and lives: Joan Gambioli (Canada), Anna-Maria Kubach-Wilmsen (W. Germany), and Olga Janic (Yugoslavia). The International Stone Symposium for sculptors held at the Van Dusen Gardens, 1975. [Description provided by Women in Focus]

 

WOMEN ARTISTS – STONE SCULPTING

Title: Stone Sculpture 1975 International, Vancouver Symposium

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Director and Producer – Marion Barling
Guests – Anna-Maria Kuback-Wilmsen, Joan D. Gambioli, Olga Jancic
Interviewer – Kathryn Daniels
Camera – Carole Buzas, Christine Gerrish
Audio – Nicola Sumner
Switcher – Marion Barling
Lighting – All
Floor Manager – Bronia Zaks

Date Created: 1975

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_016

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Interviews with senior women (born early in the 20th century) explore their personal experiences of aging and what they can do now that was not previously an option for most women prior to the women’s movement. They discuss employment, retirement, hobbies, volunteering and activism, education, religion, and physical, mental, and sexual health.  [Description provided by the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives]

 

AGING – RETIREMENT – EMPLOYMENT

Title: The Mature Woman

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Guests – Chris Cristarella, Laura Boyd, Mary Norton, Anne Black, Dora Spence, Norman Watt
Technical Crew – Susan Kaija, Marion Barling, Diana Raynor, Peggy Rogers

Date Created: 1975-07-01

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_012

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Description: Ute Bachinski talks with Margaret Atwood about how she got her start with writing, the unique issues that face women writers, who she writes for and why she writes, her novel Surfacing as a ghost story and murder mystery, why some people are averse to reading poetry, Canadian nationalism and national identity and her book of criticism “Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature,” the state of Canadian publishing, what it’s like to become famous, and advice to women who are starting out as writers. [Description provided by the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives].

 

WOMEN WRITERS –  POETRY – PUBLISHING

Published Title: Margaret Atwood: An Interview
Broadcast Title: Ute Bachinski Talks With Margaret Atwood

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Interviewer – Ute Bachinski
Interviewee – Margaret Atwood

Date Created: 1975

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_028

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Footage from on a conference on Women, Power, and Change. Feminist political theorist and legal scholar Lorenne M.G. Clark speaks on sexual harassment in the workplace and remedies through labour and human rights legislation, and collective bargaining. [Description provided by the Crista Dahl Media Library and Archives]

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT – WORKPLACE HARASSMENT – HUMAN RIGHTS – LABOUR LEGISLATION

Title: Dinner Speech

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributor: Lorenne M.G. Clark

Date Created: 197-

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_004

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Dr. Dorothy E. Smith, U.B.C. Sociologist, discusses how women have been excluded from forming the knowledge, ideas, and beliefs of our society as outlined in her paper, “Ideological Structures and How Women Have Been Excluded; Some Considerations for Academic Women.”[Description provided by Women In Focus]

 

SOCIOLOGY – ACADEMIA – EDUCATION – SEXISM

Title: Dr. Dorothy E. Smith

Creator: Women In Focus; Insights, CBC

Contributor:
Interviewee – Dorothy E. Smith
Interviewer – Judy Piercey

Date Created: 1975-09-17

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_005

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Three women discuss how they became involved in woodwork. [Description provided by Crista Dahl Media Library and Archives]

Originally shot in colour. Portions of this video are in black and white due to image instability.

Description: Three women discuss how they became involved in woodwork. [Description provided by Crista Dahl Media Library and Archives]

 

TRADES – CARPENTRY – SEXISM

Title: If I Were A Carpenter

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors: Sanford, Shara; Falkenburg, Sharon; Eadie, Myra

A Women’s Office Audio-Visual Workshop Production

Date Created: C.1970s

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Four women talk about their experiences and problems in looking for and finding a job [1975]. An experienced counsellor, Christine Wardell, Manpower Outreach Programme, gives a seven point breakdown on how to ‘get that job.’ [Description provided by Women in Focus]

 

UNEMPLOYMENT – JOB SEARCH

Title: Looking For A Job?

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Producer – Marion Barling
Script by – Chris Wardell
Interviewer – Bronia Zaks
Guests – Robbie Oak, Terry Pickles, Deb Thomas, Carol Nielsen
Camera – Nicola Sumner, Bronia Zaks
Audio – Corinne Angell
Lighting – All
Floor Manager – Dani Singer
Switcher – Marion Barling

Date Created: 1976-04-01

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_010

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Excerpts of speeches and lobby reports from the Women’s Rally For Action march in Victoria [B.C. Legislature Building, March 22, 1976] including highlights from Gene Errington’s and politician Rosemary Brown’s speeches. This tape is a comment on International Women’s Year and the marginal position women’s issues hold in the world of politics. [Description provided by Women In Focus]

 

PROTEST – FEMINISM – POLITICS

Title: Women! Rally for Action

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Identified Speakers: Gene Errington, Rosemary Brown
Produced by Corinne Angell, Dani Singer, Marion Barling, Nicola Sumner, Bronia Zaks
Acknowledgements to ISIS, Vancouver Status of Women “Woman Alice”

Presented by the Women’s Office UBC

Date Created: 1976-03-22

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_023

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: A look at the ways fashion has been used to socially control women in Canada, both historically and in the 20th century. It looks specifically at fashion in relation to immigrant women who came to Canada to work as domestics and farm labourers, often in vulnerable situations, and settler control over and attempts to eliminate First Nations’ culture. [Description provided by Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives]

 

HISTORICAL COSTUME – FASHION – COLONIALISM – FIRST NATIONS CULTURE

Title: Fashion As A Social Control

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Director – Marion Barling
Research/Script/Coordination – Christine Gerrish

Date Created: 1976

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_030

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: An interview with Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian writer. Blais discusses how she started writing, her influences, the importance of a diversity of experience and travel, her experiences as a feminist and woman writer, her favourite characters, and the Canadian writing scene. [Description provided by the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives]

Supplemental Description: She began to write at an early age and felt that writing was the only way to express herself. She was aware at that time of the barriers that confronted women writers as evidenced by the long historical tradition of women adopting male pseudonyms in order to get published and gain acceptance as authors. She speaks of society’s attitudes toward women authors today. [Description excerpt provided by Women In Focus]

 

QUEBEC WRITERS – WOMEN WRITERS – FEMINISM

Title: Marie-Claire Blais

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Guest – Marie-Claire Blais
Host – Jacqueline Menard
Producer – Marion Barling
Camera – Valda Vidners, Bronia Zaks
Audio – Nicola Sumner
Switcher – Marion Barling
Lighting – Corinne Angell
Floor Manager – Dani Singer

Series: An International Women’s Year Special, U.B.C. Women’s Office

Date Created: 1976

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_011

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Two Vancouver women poets, Gwen Hauser and Deborah Tenant, read their poetry and talk about how they experience the conflicts of being poets and women. [Description provided by Women in Focus]

 

POETRY – WOMEN WRITERS – CANADIAN LITERATURE

Title: Poet in Person

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Host – Susan Kaija
Guests – Gwen Hauser, Deborah Tennant
Technical Crew – Chris Cristarella, Susan Kelemen, Marion Barling, Diana Raynor

Presented by The Women’s Office at UBC

Date Created: 1975-11-21

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_024

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Guests and the host discuss the newly created Women’s Studies accredited course at UBC. Subjects include the structure of the course, budget issues, expectations of students, feelings of men taking the course, role-play and journaling in the course, Kimball’s experiences teaching (as opposed to other courses), the ways the course has changed their understandings of the differences between men and women (or lack thereof), plans for the future of Women’s Studies at UBC, questions around men’s involvement in Women’s Studies courses and programs (as instructors and students), the importance of Women’s Studies. [Description provided by the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives]

 

WOMEN’S STUDIES – EDUCATION

Title: Women’s Studies: Changing the Structure of Education

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Host – Jeanette Auger
Guests – Dr. Meredith Kimball, Dinyar Marzban, Patricia Brown
Cameras – Dvora Trachtenberg, Diane Raynor, Lyn Batten.
Audio – Fran Isaacs
Switchers – Marion Barling
Lighting & Set – Everyone

Date Created: 1975

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_025

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Karen, a poised young woman who loves to play soccer, joins the local soccer league. “But I thought she was a boy,” her teammates confess when they learn there’s a girl on the team and Karen is demoted to a younger league. This film documents the feelings of Karen and Nancy, her mother, concerning women and sports. The mother advocates a change in society’s attitudes to ensure that her daughter will remain strong, aggressive and active. [Description provided by Women In Focus]

 

SPORTS – GENDER STEREOTYPES

Title: Karen: Women In Sports

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Guest speakers from “Women In Motion” Conference, Vancouver, B.C. 1975
Host – Marion Barling
Producer and Camerawoman – Marion Barling
Sound and Camera Assistants – Nicola Sumner, Pat Knox, Grace Eng
Crew – Corrine Angell, Marion Barling, Donna Layhew, Barb Tranter, Nicola Sumner, Bronia Zaks

Date Created: 1977

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 16mm Film

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: This tape examines the problem of sexual harassment of women in the workforce. Five women discuss their experiences of sexual harassment on the job, and two union representatives give their definitions of sexual harassment and examine the obligation of unions to protect their members from this form of discrimination. [Description provided by Women in Focus]

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT – WORKPLACE HARASSMENT – TRADE UNIONS

Title: It’s Not Your Imagination

Creator: Women In Focus, Women Against Violence Against Women

Contributors:

Director – Marion Barling
Camera – Madelene Duff
Location Sound – Christl Harvey
Editor – Jacqueline Cristianini
Location Co-ordinator – Diane Levings
Production Assistants – Sharon Fitz-Morris, Mickey McCaffrey, Suzanne Perreault
Animation Camera: Deborah Schildt
Research and Narration – Elaine Auerbach, Marion Barling, Sharon Fitz-Morris, Christl Harvey, Diane Levings, Sue Moore
Narrator – Silva Tenenbein
Interviewer – Sue Moore
Song – ‘Working Women’s Pride’ by Diane Levings
Special thanks to – Marion Barling, Sue Moore, Suzanne Perreault, Carol Street
Recorded at – Goldrush Studios, Vancouver, B.C.
Assistance Provided by – British Columbia Human Rights Commission. Employment and Immigration Canada, Youth Job Corps. National Film Board, Vancouver. Studio D, National Film Board, Montreal, Quebec. Women’s Department, Secretary of State.
Historical photographs provided by – Provincial Archives of British Columbia. Vancouver Public Library.

Date Created: 1980

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_008

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Made in conjunction with members of B.C. Women’s Research Centre, this tape examines the Women’s Suffrage Movement, the women who were active at this time, and core issues. Parallels are drawn between the feminist movement of the 1970’s and its roots in the feminist and suffrage movements. Includes an interview with Vancouver Suffragette Mary Norton. [Description provided by the Crista Dahl Media Library and Archives]

 

FEMINIST HISTORY –  CANADIAN HISTORY – SUFFRAGE

Title: Women’s Suffrage Movement In Canada

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Date Created: 1977

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: This episode discusses the housing crisis’ effect on single mothers through interviews with guests Josie Harakal (Director, YWCA group home project), Marg Murray (single mother), Lynne Spani (Staff, Red Door Rental Agency), Pat Taverner (single mother). They explore how the group homes program got started by the YWCA and the various services the program offers. Guests also discuss the difficulties of being on social assistance as a single mother and their plans/experiences regarding housing, employment, and daycare. [Description provided by the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives]

 

SINGLE MOTHERS – YWCA – HOUSING – EMPLOYMENT -DAYCARE

Title: Single Mothers

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Host – Peggy Rogers
Guests – Josie Harakal, Marg Murray, Lynne Spani, Pat Taverner

Date Created: 1975-07-01

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_015

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Gene Errington, former provincial coordinator on the status of women in B.C., ombudswoman for the Vancouver Status of Women, and a member of the Human Rights Commission, lectures on misogyny, violence against women, pornography, and sexual harassment in the workplace. The lecture summarizes the discussions within the Vancouver women’s liberation movement at the time. [Description provided by the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives]

 

HUMAN RIGHTS – MISOGYNY – PORNOGRAPHY – SEXUAL HARASSMENT – WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

Title: Gene Errington

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributor: Gene Errington

Date Created: 1975

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_007

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: Mrs. Mary Norton, Vancouver Suffragette, reminisces about the Canadian Women’s struggle for the vote, the controversial issues, including temperance, and the women who worked to obtain suffrage. [Description provided by Women In Focus]

 

SUFFRAGE – CANADIAN HISTORY – FEMINIST HISTORY – TEMPERANCE

Title: Mary Norton Socialist Suffragette Vancouver, B.C.

Alternative Title: Mrs. Mary Norton: Socialist Suffragette

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors: Norton, Mary

Host – Dorothy E. Smith
Producer and Director – Marion Barling
Camera – Bronia Zaks, Gay Hutchinson
Audio – Carole Buzas
Switcher – Marion Barling
Lighting – all
Floor Manager – Nicola Sumner

A Presentation of the Women’s Office at U.B.C.

Date Created: 1976

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Description: The media plays a powerful role in all lives. It influences behaviour and how people think about themselves and others, often without much awareness. This process is particularly significant for women who have little input into the image-making process, yet are expected to emulate certain images such as the wholesome girl, the seductress, and super mom. Women’s bodies, dress, personality and actions will be judged according to the values shaped and conveyed through the media. This videotape looks at the presentation of women in TV, movies, advertising, music, fashion and the visual arts, decoding the images and examining the connections between them and women’s lives. The problems created by these images are discussed along with suggestions for improving the portrayal of women in the media and therefore in the quality of their lives.

 

MEDIA – MISOGYNY – ADVERTISING

Title: That’s Not Me They’re Talking About

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors: [Unidentified]

Date Created: 1980

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Note: Given the age of participants at the time of recording and their inability to give consent this video can only be viewed at the Archive.

Description: A drama group from Kensington High School, Burnaby, BC, act in a series of dramatizations of their own creation. Their work amusingly depicts female and male role stereotyping through the use of role-reversal technique. Scenes include “The Neurotic Woman”, “The Family”, “Living Alone”, etc. [Description provided by Women In Focus]

 

EDUCATION – GENDER STEREOTYPES – DRAMA – YOUTH

Title: Tomorrow’s Leaders

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Producer and Director – Marion Barling

A Presentation of the Women’s Office at U.B.C.

Date Created: 1976

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_18.34.C

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives

Title: Women Composers

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Date Created: 1976

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_021

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Title: Women in the Work Place

Creator: Women In Focus

Contributors:

Guests – Jo Mitchell, Jim Cook, Joy Langham
Host – Diane Raynor
Presented by A Women’s Office Audio-Visual Workshop Production
Broadcaster: Cable 10

Description: Government officials (Jo Mitchell, Women’s Program Co-ordinator for Manpower Employment; Jim Cook, Administrative Office, Friendship Division, Dept. of Labour; Joy Langham, Typographical Union, BCIT) discuss some of the problems of hiring women in non-traditional jobs, and some of the solutions that are being implemented.

Date Created: 1975-10

Type: Moving Image

Extent: 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic

Format: video/mp4

Language: English

Identifier: WIF_026

Is Part Of: Women In Focus fonds

Source: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives. Women In Focus fonds.

Rights: Videos provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these videos must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.