The Grass Was Deep
TitleThe Grass Was Deep
DirectorJennie Russell
CountryUSA
Year1986
Duration13mins
FormatUmatic video
DescriptionVisually experimental with direct voice-overs of two elderly women - Sally, a Jewish immigrant from Poland and Lillian, born and bred in Brooklyn. 'The Grass Was Deep is about impressions of New York City. Grainy, frenetic images of Grand Central Station enhance the women's stories about immigration and adaptation. Nostalgia and memory are combined with the theme of departures and arrival symbolised by the activity of the city.