Critical Writing Index

Awakening to the power of the union: History retrieved

by Faith Jones

Kinesis, June 1988, p. 15

A critique of artist Sara Diamond's video Keep the Home Fires Burning shown at May Works festival of labour and the arts. Author Jones discusses the video's content, artistic flaws and gaps. The video deals with women's labour in British Columbia during WWII. Diamond uses news footage, photos, songs, interviews and dramatizations in this video which she hopes to be a useful educational tool in examining the notions of media propaganda and ideology of female heroism. The issues of WWII labour activists, are paralleled with present day feminist issues.

ITEM 1988.031 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Keeping the Home Fires BurningSara Diamond