R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Director Nigel Cole leapt at the chance of making a film in his native Britain after a frustrating stint in America making A Lot Like Love (2005) and $5 a Day (2008), neither of which met with his expectations.
All those in favour of not only maintaining but increasing our current industrial action by going to an immediate all-out stoppage until we get the same rates of pay as the men! Well, why not? Cause that's what this is really about, innit? We're on ...
In the bar after the Eastbourne conference when Sandra is at the bar, a modern set of beer pumps is visible with a plastic Guinness pump handle prominent. (At about 1hr 26mins)
Captions in the closing credits: "Two years later in May 1970 the Equal Pay Act became law. Similar legislation quickly followed in most industrial countries across the world. Ford Motor Company Limited went on to effect changes in its employment practices and is now used as an example of a good practice employer."
$37,563 21 November 2010
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