On November 9th at 2pm, join us at the Museum of Lennox & Addington for a live screening of episode four, The War at Home, from Dale Morrisey's documentary series Heroines in the Storm.
The live screening will be followed by a talk and question period by filmmaker Dale Morrisey.
Episode four focuses on the war at home and how it impacted women as well as how women played a crucial role on the home front. During World War Two women faced new challenges but also exciting new opportunities as men marched off to war. Increasingly women were called on to fill roles left empty by men who joined the war effort. Women such as the Gibbard Girls helped as factories shifted to wartime production, and so did the bomb girls who helped with munitions. Women helped farmers facing labour shortages to grow and then harvest food that helped feed civilians at home and soldiers abroad. On the baseball diamond women stepped up to plate in an experimental professional women's baseball league. The film makes use of first person interviews, historians, along with archival images and footage - some of the images and footage have rarely been seen by the public.
Heroines in the Storm is inspired by the book Extraordinary Women Extraordinary Times by Sherry Pringle.