Fit To Be Tied

Sara Diamond

1995, 24:25 minutes, colour, English


Fit To Be Tied underlines the ways that women survived great hardship, finding ways to heal themselves and their communities through social activism, faith and community. This program explores rural and urban life in the home during the depression of the 1930s from the perspectives of housewives and domestic workers. Traces of past social movements, beliefs and memories have disappeared in the changing architecture of daily life, and in the changing values of the present. The video uses spaces, dramatic suggestions, layered sound, audio and video interviews, radio clips an a rich range of historical footage to evoke feelings of constraint and movement.Co-produced with the Women's Television Network and the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund.

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Critical Writing

Sara Diamond: Video Artist
by Roger Matuz. Contemporary Canadian Artists, 1997. Toronto: Gale Canada, 1997.
Sara Diamond: Video Art and Activism in Canada
by Frances K. Pohl. Women's Studies, Mar. 1996, v. 25, no. 3.