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"Suddenly when women were needed to work in the wartime factories, the government created day nurseries -- they just sprang up overnight. And this day nursery where we shot was in a working-class area, quite close to the factory. And the women would mainly walk to work -- most of them lived in that area [...]. The reason the film was made was because this was a unique development to have low-cost child care for working mothers. You know, the day the war ended those nurseries disappeared, which was really shocking."
-- Gudrun Bjerring Parker


Source:
Robertson, Joanne. "Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts; Gudrun Bjerring Parker: The Quiet Trailblazer [video]." National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada. http://makingmoviehistory.nfb.ca/.