It Was a Wonderful Life

Overview

For the six women profiled in the documentary It Was A Wonderful Life, the emphasis is on the word was. They all went from a comfortable middle-class existence to dire poverty and homelessness when the support of their husbands was withdrawn by divorce or abandonment. Nonetheless, as a group, they have used tremendous ingenuity and perseverance in making a life for themselves and their children, despite the absence of decently paid jobs, health-insurance, or child care. Each of these women is too proud to apply ...
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Overview

For the six women profiled in the documentary It Was A Wonderful Life, the emphasis is on the word was. They all went from a comfortable middle-class existence to dire poverty and homelessness when the support of their husbands was withdrawn by divorce or abandonment. Nonetheless, as a group, they have used tremendous ingenuity and perseverance in making a life for themselves and their children, despite the absence of decently paid jobs, health-insurance, or child care. Each of these women is too proud to apply for welfare, and they manage somehow to stay off the streets. The documentary has an ideological slant, promoting stronger legal protections for divorced women, especially in the area of child support. Jodie Foster narrates.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2004
  • UPC: 767685958339
  • Original Release: 1993
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  • Source: New Video Group
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 64,355

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jodie Foster nr, Voice Only
Technical Credits
Michele Ohayon Director
Patricia Braun Associate Producer
Duncan Burns Sound Editor
Margaret Duke Sound Mixer
Melissa Etheridge Score Composer
Tamar E. Glaser Producer
Jacek Laskus Cinematographer
Lisa Leeman Editor
Kimberly Marteau Executive Producer
Bruce Ready Cinematographer
Elisa Rothstein Executive Producer
Giovanni Di Simone Sound Mixer
Anne Stein Editor
Theo Van de Sande Cinematographer
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapter 1: Reena & Josephine
   Chapter 2: Marie, Jeanette and Lou
   Chapter 3: The System's Maze
   Chapter 4: Daily Hardships
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