Today is International Woman’s Day and what better way to celebrate the day with a movie that tells a story of equal pay and rights struggle in 1970’s UK the Movie is MADE IN DAGENHAM. The day marks the 100th anniversary celebrating the remarkable economic, political and social achievements of women from all around the world.
If your old enought to remember 1968, 6 ladies from Dagenham who bravely stood up against the chauvinistic male Ford Motors management demanded equal pay & rights for all women. Now 43 years on these 6 women paved the way for equal rights for all and the creation of the 1970 Equal Pay Act which outlawed discrimination on pay and conditions between men and women.
When you talk about revoultions in UK there isnt many we can talk about in the sense of political as in Egypt, Cuba but in terms of remarkable achievement of 6 ordinary people standing up for what they beleive and that there legacy still strong today is remarkable. There actions speak louder than words and they are a perfect example through the power of protest action will make change.
What better gift can you give on Mother’s Day or any support of equal rights or just simply a fan of good movies by buying them a copy of MADE IN DAGENHAM which is released on March 28th on DVD.
MADE IN DAGENHAM Available on DVD March 28th
Audio commentary with Nigel Cole
Making Of Featurette
You can purchase the DVD HERE
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From the Director of smash-hit Calendar Girls comes Made In Dagenham, the feel-good film of the year that “will have you cheering in your seats!” Glamour
“Inspiring & funny – think The Full Monty with Mary Quant mini-dresses!” Grazia
“One of the year’s best films”Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
With a stellar British cast, Made In Dagenham is the inspiring story of the women who made history. Award-winning Sally Hawkins(Happy Go Lucky) is Rita O’Grady, a feisty yet warm-hearted worker at the Ford car plant in Dagenham who leads the girls in a revolution for equal pay for women.
Set in the swinging sixties against a stunningly colourful backdrop of beehives and Biba dresses, Made In Dagenham follows the emotional journey of a group of friends including Jaime Winstone (Donkey Punch, Kidulthood) and Geraldine James (Calendar Girls) from the factory floor to the House of Commons where these inspirational women meet with Barbara Castle (BAFTA award nominee Miranda Richardson – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). With the help of Union shop steward Bob Hoskins (The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa), they prove that nothing is impossible if you stand up for what you believe in, in this heart-warming must-see story.
The film also stars a host of other fine British acting talent including Rosamund Pike (Pride & Prejudice,An Education), Andrea Riseborough (Brighton Rock), Daniel Mays (Shifty, Atonement), Kenneth Cranham (Hot Fuzz), Roger Lloyd-Pack (‘Only Fools and Horses’), Rupert Graves (‘The Forsyte Saga’), John Sessions (The Last Station) and Andrew Lincoln (‘The Walking Dead’).
The swinging soundtrack features a title track from 60’s barefoot sweetheart and original ‘Dagenham Diva’ Sandie Shaw along with music from Dusty Springfield, The Kinks and The Temptations.