Where did you get that woman?

United States, 1982

Film
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A delightful documentary look at the life of a 70-year-old African American women who earns a small income from a job as a night-time toilet attendant at a wealthy hotel in an area frequented by the “beautiful people”. The film contrasts her life here on the richer side of town with her more mundane existence in ahousing estate for senior citizens and, as well, provides an account of her life from childhood through the use of stills and her own colorful commentary. The film touches on many issues: the Depression era in America, poverty, race relations, city and rural life, old age, loneliness, popular music and family life. Featuring Joan Williams.

Credits

director

Loretta Smith

co-producer

Linda Horwitz

Loretta Smith

Language

English

Duration

00:27:40:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33537

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Women - Interviews

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → African American women

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → United States - Social life and customs

Biographical

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → African American women

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cross-cultural studies

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Cross-cultural studies

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → African American women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Aged women

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

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

History → African American women

History → Biography

People → Biographical films

People → Biography

People → Women - Interviews

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)

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