A Jury of her peers

United States, 1980

Film
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A farmer is found strangled in bed and his wife is accused of the murder. As the sheriff, prosecuting attorney and a neighbour search the farm for clues, their women, hardly leaving the kitchen, uncover the most crucial details about this shattered family…even the motive for the murder. Unknown to the men, they act as the accused woman’s sole jury - a true jury of her peers. Based on a short story written in 1917 by Susan Glaspell.

Credits

producer/director

Sally Heckel

production company

Texture Films

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32867

Subject categories

Adaptations

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farm life - United States

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rural conditions

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rural women

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rural conditions

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rural conditions

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Crime

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Women murderers

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Rural conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Rural women

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Violence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Violence

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

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

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

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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