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.
The film takes place in 1968.
Lisa. Do you mind if I call you Lisa? You must have quite a head on your shoulders. Peter tells me that you read history at Cambridge.
Lisa Hopkins: Yes I did.
Robert Tooley: Mind if I ask: what do you think of our little problem over at the factory? Do you think maybe he's a ...
Barbara Castle in the film berates her two male assistants, calling them 'chauvinistic', but feminists did not routinely call men 'male chauvinist pigs' until after the publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970.
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."
£674,059 (UK) (3 October 2010)
$1,094,798 (USA) (10 April 2011)
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