Ten Dollars or Nothing

  • Ten Dollars or Nothing

  • Artist: Sara Diamond
  • Artist: Women s Labour History Project
  • Year: 1989
  • Duration: 12:00
  • Country: Canada
  • Despite the rigours of the last Great Depression, B.C. s coastal canneries continued their production, employing thousands of White, First Nations, and Japanese workers. This video combines oral histories, archival film and photography, current video footage and soundtrack to recall the history of women workers in the province's canneries. Josephine Charlie, a First Nations woman who worked in the fishing industry from the 1900s to the 1950s, provides eloquent testimony to the challenges and pleasures of coastal life.

  • Accession #: 1680a
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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