HULL HOUSE: THE HOUSE THAT JANE BUILT

HULL HOUSE: THE HOUSE THAT JANE BUILT

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1471
    Format: DVD

    In 1889, amidst the slums of Chicago's Near West Side, pioneer social worker Jane Addams (1860-1935) opened Hull House to aid the poor, largely immigrant residents of the neighborhood. Addams was joined by several other young women--college educated, politically progressive and highly motivated--whose collective efforts turned Hull House into a major center for social reform activities. This docudrama, featuring Ellen Burstyn as host/narrator, utilizes excerpts from the public writings and private papers of Addams and her associates to tell their remarkable story in their own words.

    Directed by Tim Ward
    Hosted/Narrated by Ellen Burstyn 1990, 58 minutes
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125

    "...well-acted...this illuminating production highlights the class barriers and gender expectations that these accomplished young activists shattered." - Booklist (American Library Association)

    * * * "...excellent production values and presentation...a fabulous work about a dedicated group of women that could be used in almost any situation." - American Film and Video Association Evaluations

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