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Film ID  ACE192
Title  War Effort. Women at War. Photographs by Jenny Matthews
Series  Moving Stills
Date  1989
Director  Renny Bartlett
Production Company  Reverie Productions
Synopsis  One of a series of short films on documentary photographers living and working Britain: Jenny Matthews (b.1948).
Minutes  5 min
Full synopsis  ACE192.2 (00:00:00 - 00:05:00)
Photograph of small naked baby. Caption (woman’s voice reads over at the same time): “There is perhaps no woman who could look down upon a battlefield covered with slain, but the thought would rise in her, ‘So many mothers’ sons, so many months of weariness and pain while bones and muscles were shaped within, so many hours of anguish so that breath might be!’ No woman who is a woman says of a human body, ‘This is nothing!’ Olive Schreiner.” Photographs of women and children working and waiting, men with guns and gas masks. Hands. Field guns. Women waiting. Injured children. Women demonstrating for peace. Women with guns. I.D.CARD JENNY MATTHEWS I would like to change the world – photography is the nearest I can get to doing that. Credits.

Full credits  Voiceover Debra Michaels; Rostrum camera Begonia Tamarit; Graphic design Siân Thomas, Madeleine Hall; Music Danny Thompson; Editor JoAnn Kaplan; Executive producer Rodney Wilson; Produced by Renny Bartlett and Ian McAuley; Directed by Renny Bartlett. Reverie Productions for the Arts Council of Great Britain in association with Channel 4 Television. © ACGB MCMLXXXIX.
Watch segments  ACE192.2 (00:00:00 - 00:05:00)
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