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They Appreciate You More

Directed by Kathleen Shannon
Canada, 1974 (documentary, 15 minutes, colour, English)
They Appreciate You More
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"Aliette lives in Montreal with her husband and three children. Since both Aliette and Pierre work outside their home full-time, they share household responsibilities. This development has changed them as individuals and, they think, has affected the dynamics of their family--for the better. This film is interesting for mixed audiences of women and men."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Kathleen Shannon, Len Chatwin
Cinematography: Robert Nichol
Film Editing: Kathleen Shannon
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
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Notes about They Appreciate You More

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Quote by the Director

"I'd like to give you an example of how people filter everything through their own perception and their own experience. I've had four different comments about They Appreciate You More [at workshops related to the Working Mothers series of films]. One person said, 'You can really tell that Aliette is the strong one and that she dominates him, because when he says something, he looks at her to check it out.' Another said, 'The roles haven't changed at all; he's still the boss, and she checks out everything she says with him.' Someone else said, 'The camera must have made them really nervous because they keep looking at each other all the time.' And another said, 'What I like best about that film is that you can see how much they love each other because they keep gazing into each other's eyes.'"
-- Kathleen Shannon (source)

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