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Author Laughlin, Kathleen, director, producer.

Title Woman on fire / by Kathleen Laughlin.

Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (60 minutes).
Series Filmakers library online.
Filmakers Library online.
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Summary Soul searching interviews with women around fifty, amusing animated sequences and enchanting re-enactments of early memories are intertwined to create this one-of-a-kind exploration of the transforming emotional experience of menopause.The women we hear from represent a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Rashidah Ismaili, an African American poet, remembers her older aunts conveying the naturalness of this passage. Lynne Dusenberry, an anthropologist, tells of her teacher willing herself into a trouble-free menopause after having her last baby at 45. Media producer Freude Bartlett gently mocks the fashion of discussing menopause. Most of the women regret their mother' silence on the subject. All these different voices bring up anxieties about aging, loss of fertility, fragility and even madness. Counterbalancing that is new energy, assertiveness, focus, and the potential to transform ones life.
Audience For College; Adult audiences.
Other formats Previously released as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2011. (Filmakers library online). Available via World Wide Web.
Language notes This edition in English.
Subject Menopause.
Middle-aged women -- Interviews.
Documentary films.