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Making The Film

Basketmaker: Elizabeth Proper

Film by Jack Ofield
Produced by Jack Ofield
Cinematographer: Richard Francis, Jack Ofield
Editing: Jack Ofield
Copyright: 1973, Jack Ofield
07 minutes, Color
Original format: Film: 16mm, 1973
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Filmmaker Jack Ofield writes "Elizabeth Proper lived all of her life in the Taconic Hills of eastern New York State. She harvested her own white oak to make her baskets. She was in her 'forties when I filmed her in 1972 and had a six-year-old daughter. There had been a community of basket makers in the region, but she was the only one left."