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And We Knew How to Dance: Women in World War I ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB526137
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Silva Basmajian, Dennis Murphy, John Taylor
Directors:  Maureen Judge
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Documentary, Women's Studies, World History
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1993
Running Time:  55m 42s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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The wartime accomplishments of women in World War I are celebrated in this video. Twelve Canadian women, aged between 86 and 101, recall their entry into what had formerly been a 'man's world' of munitions factories and farm labour. And We Knew How to Dance suggests that their commitment and determination helped lead the way to momentous postwar social changes for women, such as voting rights and expanded employment opportunities.

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