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Illuminated Lives: A Brief History of Women's Work in the Middle Ages - DVD ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB525197
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Margaret Pettigrew, Ellen Besen, Kathleen Shannon, Rina Fraticelli
Directors:  Ellen Besen
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, History, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1989
Running Time:  5:52


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The popular image of the Middle Ages comes from fairy tales and romances. This witty animated short challenges some enduring myths about medieval women and shows what their lives were really like. It explores the differences and similarities between that distant period and our own.


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