Derek 10-70

This short footage by JoAnn Elam shows two women digging a hole in the woods. As many elements in this collection reveal, Elam was interested in farm labor, especially as she spent some time in Monterey, MA in the early 1980s. Throughout her life, Elam was also an advocate for gender equality and her work often reflects her concerns about the roles assigned to women in patriarchal society. As elliptic as this footage may be, we may find in it traces of Elam’s preoccupations with both labor and gender roles. Its location remains unknown.

Derek 10-70


Video:

Collection:
Elam Subseries I: Films
Color:
Color
Sound:
Silent
Duration:
0h 0m 34s
Abstract:
This short footage by JoAnn Elam shows two women digging a hole in the woods. As many elements in this collection reveal, Elam was interested in farm labor, especially as she spent some time in Monterey, MA in the early 1980s. Throughout her life, Elam was also an advocate for gender equality and her work often reflects her concerns about the roles assigned to women in patriarchal society. As elliptic as this footage may be, we may find in it traces of Elam's preoccupations with both labor and gender roles. Its location remains unknown.
Genre:
Short
Subject(s):
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Source:
http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/collections/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/7785
Repository:
Chicago Film Archive

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