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The Resource How can I keep on singing?, produced and directed by Melissa Young, (electronic resource)

How can I keep on singing?, produced and directed by Melissa Young, (electronic resource)

Label
How can I keep on singing?
Title
How can I keep on singing?
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Melissa Young
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This evocative film is a tribute to both the pioneering and Native American women in the West at the turn of the last century. Their stories offer glimpses of everyday life, and help recover the historical contributions of women. Striking images of the landscape are woven together with historical photographs and re-enactments of women s daily activities, and an unforgettable musical score. The women and girls who cooked, cleaned, taught, did laundry and milked the cows endured unbelievable hardships. In Jana Harris story "Cattle-Killing Winter" a settler woman describes the terrible blizzard that hit in the winter of 1889-90. In a particularly poignant story, a mother tries to teach her eldest daughter how to run the household as they lie buried in an avalanche. In another segment of the film, Mourning Dove of the Colville tribe writes "My birth happened in the year 1888 ... I was born long enough ago to have known people who had lived in the ancient way, before everything started to change." While describing her love of the summer gathering expeditions, she also conveys her experience in a residential Indian school. Acclaimed Canadian poet Jeannette Armstrong of the Penticton Indian Band takes us on a berry picking expedition with three generations of Okanagan women
Awards note
  • National Women's Studies Association, 2001
  • Western Literature Conference, 2001
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Melissa
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women pioneers
  • Women
Target audience
general
Label
How can I keep on singing?, produced and directed by Melissa Young, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1646843
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646843/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (56 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210541
  • (OCoLC)747797781
Video recording format
other
Label
How can I keep on singing?, produced and directed by Melissa Young, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1646843
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646843/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (56 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210541
  • (OCoLC)747797781
Video recording format
other

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