Poison Ivy

Canada, 1979

Film
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Sixty-six-year old Ivy Granstron jogs, skis, bowls and gardens and does carpentry work. Sometimes she walks into a wall. Due to insufficient care at birth, she has only 4 1/2 vision, but she doesn’t let blindness interfere with her life. She practices the art of ‘mind over eyes’.

Credits

director

Richard James Martin

producer

Jack Long

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:13:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33788

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women - Canada

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women

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

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Aged women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Old age

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women

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

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Attitude (Psychology)

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

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → People with disabilities

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

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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