Pamela Gaye Walker’s 2009 Trifles Film Adaption on
Susan Glaspell’s Trifles and “A Jury of Her Peers”
A powerful and compact short film showing one woman’s struggle against domestic abuse, and the
common bond women develop in an oppressive society.
This powerful and compact short film is based on the murder of John Hossack and the key suspect, his wife, Margaret. A story that journalist Susan Glaspell covered in 1900, and adapted from her play, Trifles, the film tells the story of a woman brought to the brink of insanity by a loveless, abusive marriage, and the common bond of women, as they all suffered under the emotional and physical abuse that was generally accepted at that time. This timeless piece is still relevant today, as abuse against women continues to be a global crisis of epidemic proportions.
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