Women Working: Pioneers in Carpentry

Jobs in construction carpentry and cabinet making, and the good pay derived them, traditionally have been the domain of men. This video gives a first-hand look at carpentry apprenticeship as experienced by some of the first women to enter these trades in the 1970's. The camera follows women carpenters at work on job sites including a high-rise under construction, a carpentry shop at a sewer project and in a production cabinet shop. They talk about the training they receive, the working conditions, the kinds of responses they get from male co-workers and the benefits derived from their support-group, Chicago Women Carpenters. Produced by Audrey Denecke for the Women’s Pre-Apprenticeship Project, Midwest Women’s Center, Chicago. Certificate of Merit, Chicago International Film Festival, 1981.

Exhibition, Independent Video Competition, United States Film and Video Festival, Utah Media Center , 1982
Exhibition, Women’s Film & Video Festival, Women in the Director’s Chair, Chicago, December, 1982
Workshop showings, Women’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Mid-West Women’s Center, Chicago, 1981 to ?
Collection, Department of Psycology, Mundelein College
Certificate of Merit, Chicago International Film Festival, 1981
Exhibition, Modern Screen: Video by Chicago Women, Chicago Editing Center, November 22, 1981
Exhibition, VIDEO CHICAGO STYLE, Global Village, New York City, November, 1981
Exhibition, Urban Voices, Chicago Editing Center, June, 1981



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