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Une histoire de femmes

Directed by Sophie Bissonnette, Martin Duckworth, and Joyce Rock
Canada, 1980 (documentary, 72 minutes, colour, French)
Also known as "A Wives' Tale"

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Arthur Lamothe
Cinematography: Martin Duckworth
Film Editing: Michel Arcand, Sophie Bissonnette
Music: Rachel Paiement, André Paiement, David Burt
Production Company: Les Ateliers Audio-Visuels du Québec

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Quote by the Director

"It took us a very long time and a lot of discussions in the women's kitchens before we got some of these things on film, because when you're talking about making a film about women's personal lives and some of the discussions that go on in kitchens, then you have to spend a long time listening before you can actually build a sort of trust and rapport that will bring out those kinds of things that you want in the film."
-- Sophie Bissonnette (source)

Quote by the Director [in French]

"Le film [Une histoire de femmes] ne porte pas sur la grève, ni sur le comité des femmes en tant que tel, mais plutot sur les tensions que vivent les femmes du fait de leur implication dans la grève."
-- Sophie Bissonnette (source)

Quote about Une histoire de femmes

"Unlike most Quebec militant films, and unlike most labour-oriented documentaries made in English in Canada and elsewhere, A Wives' Tale is pre-eminently, self-consciously, happily and proudly a feminist film, insisting on the priority of women's experience and women's wide-ranging voices and visions as its perspective on the strike."
-- Barbara Halpern Martineau (source)

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