Wife and Baggage to Follow

This is a historical documentary about global Cold War politics, culture clashes and rigid social expectations; brought to life by personal stories of struggle and adventures – told by women who were married to the job. These are tales from a time when married women could not work in the American, Australian or British Foreign Service. These wives of diplomats in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s were hostesses par excellence, often negotiators and sometimes spies but were judged first and foremost in their role as “wife”.

Producer / Production Details
Yvonne Collins / Marina Films Pty. Ltd / Australia
Training Programme
Crossing Borders 2011