Doctor woman: life and times of Elizabeth Bagshaw

Canada, 1978

Film
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A forerunner of the women’s movement, Elizabeth Bagshaw was one of the first women to practice medicine in Canada. In having to overcome society’s bias against women in medicine she helped to instigate changes in public opinion on that issue as well as the issue of birth control. The film captures the personality of this remarkable woman through a contemporary interview and re-enactments of episodes from her youth. The sepia tones of the re-enactments are in keeping with the film techniques of the time, giving the viewer a strong sense of the period. The film is of special interest to people interested in the evolution of woman’s roles in Canadian society. (Awards: Toronto; Columbus)

Credits

producer

Beryl Fox

production company

Lockwood Films

Duration

00:29:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32739

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women - Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women's rights

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women - Canada

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women's rights

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Bagshaw, Elizabeth

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Health

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Medicine

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Public health - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Health and hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women's health services

History → Women's rights

People → Bagshaw, Elizabeth

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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