Joann: My Sister The Mail Carrier

A brief portrait of Joann Elam who delivers the mail in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. She talks about being a woman in a traditionally male job. She comments on responses from job supervisors and how she derives personal benefit from this kind of employment. Produced for the Chicago Video Makers’ Coalition program, SLICES OF CHICAGO, a show for broadcast consisting of small format “alternative” videos on subjects not normally seen on broadcast television.

Exhibition, Never a Lovely so Real: Photography & Film in Chicago, Chicago Art Institute, May – Oct, 2018
Exhibition, Women Make Waves, Women’s Liberation Union, Univ of Illinois Chicago, May, 1979
Exhibition, St. Louis Women’s Film Festival, March, 1979
Exhibition, Women’s Work, Chicago Editing Center, September, 1978
Broadcast, WSNS-TV, Slices of Chicago, June 1977



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