Prairie Women (1987)


This film illustrates the struggles of Canadian prairies women to achieve a more just and humane society within the farm movement and at large. During the early 1900s, women on the prairies looked for ways to overcome their isolation. Out of the resulting farm women's organizations grew a group of women possessing remarkable intellectual abilities, social and cultural awareness, and advanced worldviews.

Prairie Women LetMeWatchThis
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Status: Released
Run time: 45 min / 0:45
Production Studio : National Film Board of Canada
Production Country: Canada


Virginia Beckner
as Farm Couple
Dennis Cyr
as Farm Couple
Brandi Beckner
as Children
David Beckner
as Children
Miriam Newhouse
as Violet McNaughton
Judith Lebane
as Irene Parlby
Juliet Brown
as Meeting Chairperson / Voices
Brenda Prentice
as Rally Speaker
Sandi Gregg
as Peace Petitioner
Elan Ross Gibson
as Narrator
Cori Stent
as Voices
Meredith Adams
as Voices
Elizabeth Hoffpauir
as Voices


Writing Barbara Evans Writer
Directing Barbara Evans Director
Crew Doug Cole Cinematography
Crew Moira Simpson Cinematography
Editing Peter Svab Editor
Editing Barbara Evans Editor
Sound Connie Kaldor Music
Production Caryl Brandt Producer
Crew Roger Vernon Cinematography