First off, this is a FRENCH documentary, albeit in English, therefore the cultural point of view is slightly different, and in my view, explains the emphasis on Wharton's volunteer/refugee work in WW1 France. I found the hour enthralling and wished it had gone on longer. It was interesting hearing first person accounts of her, despite the talking heads being male as someone else complained. The film dates from the 90s, so don't apply today's standards to it, and think of it as an anthropological exploration of a vanished culture (which it really is), and you'll be just fine. Other than her trip to Europe to work on the Italian gardens book (I wish they'd made more of Maxfield Parrish's contribution), I really didn't know much about her outside of her best known novels. Watching the program makes me want to revisit some of those stories, and perhaps the ones I don't know, as well. Lovely way to pass an hour.