Bread and Dripping
TitleBread and Dripping
Director Wimmin's Film Collective
CountryAustralia
Year1982
Duration20mins
FormatUmatic video
DescriptionIn this documentary, four women recount their lives in Australia during the bleak years of the economic depression of the 1930s. Unemployment was widespread and welfare services all but non-existent. The interviewees speak of how the effects of this situation on women as workers, wives and mothers has received little attention to date, largely because women's unemployment is not regarded as an authentic social problem and their employment in the home is not regarded as 'real' work. BREAD AND DRIPPING makes extensive use of archival footage and photographs from the 1930s to present a fascinating insight into the lives of women and how they were affected, both individually and as a group during this time.