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Ruth and Harriet: Two Women of the Peace

Directed by Barbara Greene
Canada, 1973 (documentary, 27 minutes, colour, English)
Ruth and Harriet: Two Women of the Peace
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"Ruth and Harriet are two women in their thirties who live in the Peace River area of northern Alberta. Both have families, and are strongly individualistic, as self-reliant as any pioneer of the past. The homestead, the river, the bush, the wildlife of the forest, their children and their men -- that is what they want out of life."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Cynthia Scott, John N. Smith
Cinematography: Andreas Poulsson
Film Editing: Claude Duquette
Music: Larry Crosley
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

Quote by the Director

"I was talking about women in the town of Peace River [...] and then someone piped up and said 'I think you should see my babysitter,' and I said, 'Babysitter?' and she said 'Well yes, she's Ruth, and she's very ordinary, but she's wonderful. She's a great babysitter.' So I looked the babysitter up. And I just took one look at her and I knew that she was a special person -- for me. She just looked great. And she was easy, a nice sense of humour, and kind of rooted to the earth. And very much unlike all the other persons that I'd been hearing about."
-- Barbara Greene (source)

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