Made In Dagenham
Cope? We're women. Now don't ask such stupid questions.
Made In Dagenham Synopsis
1968: Rita lives in Dagenham and, like many local women, she works at the Ford plant stitching together seat covers. It's intricate work carried out in sweltering conditions. So why, she wonders, are the workers paid the same as unskilled labourers? Is it because the work is unskilled? Or is it in fact because they are women?
MADE IN DAGENHAM shows how, with a little help from political firebrand Barbara Castle, the Dagenham women managed to overturn an age old hypocrisy.
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Producers Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen on the drama about the fight for equal pay.
Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough, Daniel Mays, Kenneth Cranham, Jaime Winstone
Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley
Christine Langan, Tim Haslam, Norman Merry, Paul White
BBC Films and the UK Film Council present in association with Audley Films A Nigel Cole Film
1 October 2010
Out on DVD
28 March 2011
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