York University, Toronto, Ontario: 16mm.
"20 to 25% of adults in North America are considered to be functionally illiterate. Documents the struggles of a group of illiterate women who, discouraged by their lack of education, take the initiative to improve their lives. With the help of the local school system, they hire a teacher, and set up their own class in a Toronto community centre. They proudly earn their grade eight diplomas as well as their self-respect."