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4 Women
25 minutes, 2001

Kaethe Kollwitz, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gelda Meir and Agnes Martin—four women whose lives span the two world wars (1867 to the present)—two artists and two political activists. Excerpts from their autobiographical writings are read by Jean Burke, Rae Davis and Irene Frolic—three women living in Toronto with different backgrounds and different connections to the lives of which they are speaking.

The Diary and Letters of Kaethe Kollwitz edited by Hans Kollwitz; Northwestern University Press 1988.
Agnes Martin - catalogue, Whitney Museum of American Art; ISBN 0-87427-082-0.
Agnes Martin: Writings; Cantz Press 1992.
My Life - Golda Meir; Steimatzky's Agency Ltd. 1975.
Golda: the Uncrowned Queen of Israel, Robert Slater; Jonathan David Publishers, Inc. 1981.
The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt, Da Capo Press; Harper and Collins
My Day: the best of Eleanor Roosevelt's newspaper column; Da Capo Press

4 Women Transcript

4 Women credits
Producer/Director/Writer: Barbara Sternberg
Length: 25 minutes
Year of Production: 2001
Voices: Jean Burke reading Kathe Kollwitz, Rae Davis reading Eleanor Roosevelt and Agnes Martin, Irene Frolic reading Golda Meir (English)
Country of Production: Canada
Exhibition format: vhs, beta sp, mini dv
Preview format: vhs

Available from:

VTape 401 Richmiond St. #452
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3A8
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