Sometimes I Wonder Who I Am was one of the first independent films of the early Women’s Movement. For women brought up in the soap commercial optimism of the time, it articulated the fear which caught them unawares as they found themselves isolated in their homes, cleaning up after their children, and dreaming of the careers they might have had.
This brief portrait of a young mother grew out of the experiences of a group of women who found - as they haltingly expressed to one another their feelings of emptiness, anger, and fear - that they were not alone. This film helped to give voice to a generation of American women whose expectations, opportunities and career choices were extremely limited. It is a poignant artistic reminder of what it was like to be a woman in 1969. Many of these feelings are still real for women today.