|Directed by Bonnie Kreps|
|Canada, 1979 (documentary, 27 minutes, colour, English)|
|Photo © National Film Board of Canada|
"This film points out the inadequacies of single-industry towns that have been built primarily around jobs and not around people. Little provision is made for organized activities outside the narrow framework of company jobs. However, in view of the depression and isolation experienced by women living in these towns, steps are being taken to improve community life. This film shows the importance of taking women's needs into account when planning such communities."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)
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|Produced by:||Bonnie Krep, Sharon McGowan, Haida Paul|
|Production Company:||Serendipity Films|
"Both This Film Is about Rape and No Life for a Woman are very sophisticated from a feminist perspective, and both appear deceptively simple as films. In each case the film moves from a composite picture of women's oppression and alienation, through individual expressions of awareness, to analysis of the situation and how it can be changed by collective action on the part of conscious individuals -- without the assumption that the system is either innocent or irresistible."
-- Barbara Halpern Martineau (source)