Clotheslines Entire Folkstreams

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Film by Roberta Cantow
Produced by Roberta Cantow
Cinematographer: Roberta Cantow
Sound: Mary Dunn
Editing: Roberta Cantow
Copyright: a Buffalo Rose Production 1981 Roberta Cantow
32 minutes, Color
Original format: Film: 16mm, 1981
Distributor: Roberta Cantow
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With verve and humor, this film shows the love/hate relationship that women have with the task of cleaning the family's clothes. As we see the clothes flapping in the wind and hear the voices - some proud, some angry, some wistful - we realize that doing laundry calls forth deep feelings about one's role in life. Some remember when their mothers and grandmothers tackled the same chores using washtubs and washboards, or even river streams. This engaging film pays homage to the commonality of women's experience.