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Illuminated Lives: A Brief History of Women's Work in the Middle Ages

Directed by Ellen Besen
Canada, 1989 (animation, 6 minutes, colour, English)
Illuminated Lives: A Brief History of Women's Work in the Middle Ages
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"The popular image of the Middle Ages comes from fairy tales and romances. This witty animated short challenges some enduring myths about medieval women and shows what their lives were really like. It explores the differences and similarities between that distant period and our own."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Wendy Lill, Gloria Demers
Produced by: Margaret Pettigrew, Kathleen Shannon, Rina Fraticelli, Ellen Besen
Narrator: Margaret Pacsu
Film Editing: Sidonie Kerr, Cathy Gulkin
Music: Sharon Smith
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
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