It Was a Wonderful Life

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It Was a Wonderful Life
It Was a Wonderful Life FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byMichèle Ohayon
Produced by
  • Lou Hall
  • Reena Sands
  • Majorie Bard
  • Jeanette Goldberg
  • Terry Dotson
  • Steve Renehan
  • Gordon Tuthill
  • Wayne Doss
  • Dennis Cohen
  • Linda Hernandez
Narrated byJodie Foster
Edited by
  • Mark C. Baldwin
  • Nathan Friedkin
  • Susanne Gervay
  • Michel Jones
  • Charlotte Lagarde
  • Walter Rose
  • Erika Schleich
  • Donna Wheeler
Music byMelissa Etheridge
Distributed byCineWomen
Release date
  • 1993 (1993)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States

It Was a Wonderful Life is a 1993 documentary film about homeless women in the United States. It won the Gold Award at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. It was also nominated for an award by the International Documentary Association and for Best Documentary at the Hawaii International Film Festival.

The film follows six homeless women who were once part of the middle class and explores what caused them to become homeless. It was narrated by Jodie Foster.

The film was produced by Michèle Ohayon and Tamar E. Glaser, a descendant of "The Glaser-Kochavi family", a prominent business family located in Israel and the United States.

Lou Hall, one of the homeless women in the film, took her own life on November 7, 1992.

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