I WANT TO BE JOAN

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“I Want To Be Joan was not planned and shot in a traditional way, ie. from a script. It was made through editing conversations with women who attended the United Women’s Convention in Christchurch in 1977. It was a venture of involvement, and its creation has become a significant experience in many women’s lives. The purpose in making the film was to document the reality of women’s oppression. I want it to be used as a basis for discussion. In content, as well as 30 minutes of dialogue, there are examples of fine art from painters, Jacqueline Fahey, Robin White, and Lynne Zylstra, and Rachel McAlpine reads her poem, This is me Sheila. [...] The six interviewees in the film were selected from twenty-two original interviews.” - (Beth, Stephanie, “Travelling with I Want to be Joan”, Broadsheet, no. 66, January 1979, pp.20 -23 )

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Year 1977

Reference number F44255

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:32:57

Production company Stephanie Robinson

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Credits Interviewees: Josepha Judd
Interviewees: Marjorie Allison
Interviewees: Barbara Paine
Interviewees: Renee Turner
Interviewees: Joan Lyes
Interviewees: Hilary Findlay
Producer: Stephanie Robinson
Production Assistant: Vicki Buckingham
Camera: Jocelyn Allison
Assistant Camera: Lorraine North
Sound: Jill Graeham
Assistant Sound: Clair Garton
Lighting: Jackie Sullivan
Continunity: Jackie Sullivan
Editing: Stephanie Robinson
Music: Nancy Kiel
Music: Dianne Cadwallader

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