In an effort to amplify heritage months all year long, we?ll celebrate a different culture or identity with documentaries from our Kanopy collection through this series. Click for more details.
No Job for a Woman: Pioneering Women Reporters in WWII (2011) 1 hour 5 minutes
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This award-winning documentary tells the colorful story of how three tenacious female war correspondents forged their now legendary reputations during World War II —when battlefields were considered no place for a woman.
When WWII broke out, reporter Martha Gellhorn was so determined to get to the frontlines that she left husband Ernest Hemingway, never to be reunited. Ruth Cowan’s reporting was hampered by a bureau chief who refused to talk to her. Meanwhile, photojournalist Dickey Chappelle wanted to get so close to the action that she could feel bullets whizzing by.
Narrated by Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies, this film features an abundance of archival photos and interviews with modern female war correspondents, as well as actresses bringing to life the written words of these remarkable women. Their repeated delegation to the sidelines to cover the “woman’s angle” succeeded in expanding the focus of war coverage to bring home a new kind of story— a personal look at the human cost of war.
Official Selection at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
In an effort to amplify heritage months and honor different cultures all year long, we’re offering the “More Than A Month Film Series.” In each newsletter cycle, we’ll celebrate a different culture or identity with documentaries from our Kanopy collection. By sharing the stories, celebrating the contributions and acknowledging barriers, we will create opportunities to learn throughout the year. We hope you’ll join us.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Education & Learning | Arts & Culture |
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
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