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Women of steel [DVD]

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Field name Details
Record Number 20894
Location 305.4 DVD
Title Women of steel [DVD]
Published Australia : Jobs for Women Film Producers Group, 2021
Collation 1 DVD-video (58 minutes) : sound, colour / black and white ; 12 cm.
Content types two-dimensional moving image
Carrier type videodisc
Genre Motion picture
Genre: Documentary
General Note Not yet released 12.2.21
Summary Note "A rousing Australian documentary, many years in the making,  that follows a group of determined local women in their  14-year fight for the right to work in Wollongong’s steel industry. Forty years ago, director Robynne Murphy, one of the leaders of Wollongong’s 1980-1994 Jobs for Women Campaign, joined hundreds of migrant/working class women to take  on  Australia’s most powerful  company BHP – and initially they seemed to have won. But when the 1983 steel slump devastated the city’s economy,  the women  were forced  into the courtroom and onto the streets to face a prolonged battle for equality. Their struggle plays out against a background of societal changes: from the emergence of the women’s movement and anti-discrimination legislation to the  shifting roles of women in the  home  and in a largely migrant workforce. While showcasing Australia’s history of the steel industry, Women of Steel is above all a story of perseverance and comradeship told with emotion and humour. It offers inspiration to those who seek justice and equality against seemingly impossible odds today." -- Jobs for Women Film Producers Group.
Target Audience Censorship classification: to be advised
Corporate Name Broken Hill Proprietary Company
Topical Term Sex discrimination in employment -- New South Wales
Unemployed women workers -- New South Wales -- Wollongong
Women -- Employment -- New South Wales -- Wollongong
Unemployed women workers
Minority women -- Employment -- New South Wales
Minority women -- Employment -- New South Wales -- Wollongong
Sex discrimination against women -- New South Wales
Women iron and steel workers -- New South Wales -- Wollongong
Women's rights -- New South Wales
Steel industry and trade -- New South Wales -- Employees
Women -- Employment -- New South Wales
Iron and steel workers -- New South Wales
Added Name Murphy, Robynne (Director).
Internet Site Jobs for Women Film Producers Group website
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