“I don’t think the Depression ever ended … there was a boom during the war years but for me the Depression was still on.” In BREAD AND DRIPPING, four women recount their lives during the bleak years of the economic depression of the 1930s. These are rare first-hand, unfiltered stories told by women about this grim period in world history. Tibby Whalan, Eileen Pittman, Beryl Armstrong and Mary Wright describe their struggles to survive and maintain families when faced with widespread unemployment, evictions and hardship. The film makes extensive use of archival footage and photographs from the 1930s to present a unique insight into the lives of women in Australia. BREAD AND DRIPPING was made in 1981. In 2020, it was restored from 16mm original film materials.
Bread and Dripping.
Ronin Films, 1981.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Originally produced by Ronin Films in 1981.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Schaffer, Elizabeth, film director.; Nash, Margot, film director.; Smith, Vic, film director.; Brady and, Wendy, film director.
Ronin Films (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst