In Her Own Time: The Final Fieldwork of Barbara Myerhoff and Number Our Days

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Title

In Her Own Time: The Final Fieldwork of Barbara Myerhoff and Number Our Days

Subject

feminist, Jewish, ethnographic, documentary, woman filmmaker

Description

I taught these films often in feminist documentary as well as in a course on ethnographic film and autobiography. Myerhoff's self-reflexive, community-situated documentary-making has long been a model for me. I learned about her work from my mentor, teacher, and friend, Faye Ginsburg.

Date

1985

Format

VHS

Type

Documentary
Documentary Short

Abstract

In Her Own Time
Based on the field work of Dr. Barbara Myerhoff, this is a documentary exploring the diverse Fairfax district Jewish Community in Los Angeles, California." (IMDB)
Number Our Days
A sensitive portrait of a community of elderly Eastern European Jews who, living by the Pacific Ocean in Venice, California, sustain their vivid culture in the face of poverty, loneliness, and extreme old age. Based on the book by the late Barbara Myerhoff. Best Short Documentary, 1976 Academy Awards. (Jewish Film Institute)

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Director

Barbara Myerhoff
Lynne Littman

Player

Files

in_her_own_time.jpg

Citation

“In Her Own Time: The Final Fieldwork of Barbara Myerhoff and Number Our Days,” VHS Activism Archive , accessed August 12, 2022, https://activismvhs.omeka.net/items/show/684.

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