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Herstories Festival: cinema screening: 'Made in Dagenham' (15)

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Stretford Public Hall

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As part of our Herstories Festival, we're delighted to be screening 'Made in Dagenham', the inspirational real-life story of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, in which 850 female workers walked out in protest of sexual discrimination.

The evening will feature a fascinating selection of archive footage from the North West Film Archive (NWFA), including an interview with suffragette Elizabeth Dean and original footage from 1902, of workers leaving one of John Ryland's mills. Will McTaggart from the NWFA will introduce the footage, while Hannah Newsham, ethical trade specialist, will reflect on the importance of the Dagenham strikes for women today.

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Based on a true story, Made in Dagenham explores the movement that caused a significant law reform. Rita O'Grady (a fictional character) leads the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike at the Ford Dagenhamplant, where female workers walk out in protest against sexual discrimination, demanding equal pay.

Made in Dagenham © 2010 Paramount Pictures

Snacks and drinks will be on sale from the bar, with hot food also available. Bringing your own will not be permitted.

Money raised through this screening goes towards running further activities at Stretford Public Hall.

This event is part of a programme activitites planned as part of the Herstories Festival, Friday 10th - Sunday 12th May 2019. The festival has been kindly supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Women’s Histories. For more information, visit our website: www.stretfordpublichall.org.uk

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