"It was global war of course, and Canada was fighting hard, but at the same time there was an equal theme, and that was part of what Evelyn Cherry was doing. She was establishing the images of the different parts of Canada—the images of Saskatchewan and the cooperatives and the village halls where you shot all that Kodachrome of the farmers speaking about tractors and things. That was a very important thing for [John] Grierson. He believed that the kind of things the Cherrys were doing were of fundamental importance. We got a totally new set of images of ourselves."
-- Margaret Ann Elton
Chisholm, Elspeth, and Patricia Thorvaldson. "Women in documentary: The early years." Motion, vol. 4, no. 5, 1975. (p. 16)