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Martha & Ethel

  • Release Date: Feb 03, 1995
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 18 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, History, Parenting, Social History, Sociology
  • Director:Jyll Johnstone


Two filmmakers pay loving tribute to the nannies who raised them. Both director Jyll Johnstone and co-producer Barbara Ettinger were born into wealthy families to parents too busy to raise them. Johnstone was reared by Martha, a rather cold German woman, while Ettinger was raised by Ethel, a warm, friendly black woman. Both nannies were in their 80s when this documentary was made. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi