Chore Wars

Chore Wars

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You thought the battle of the sexes was over in the 60's? Guess again. "Chore Wars" are being waged in bathrooms and kitchens everywhere. This light-hearted documentary features interviews with four families about the sharing of household chores. It includes commentary from experts such as Dr. John Gottman, author of Why Marriages Succeed or Fail and Dr. Arlie Hochschild, author of The Second Shift. Hochschild discusses her sociological study which revealed that 20% of men shared housework equally, 70% did a substantial amount (less than half but more than a third) and 10% did less than a third. These statistics are supported by numerous other sociological studies including a recent study by Statistics Canada. This quirky look at the housework problem of the 90's includes commercials from past decades, "couple-on-the street" interviews, and comic dramatizations to expose who isn't cleaning the toilet and why.

Award(s): Honourable Mention, Columbus International Film and Video Festival


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