Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

DVD - 2011
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In 1968, the female workers at the Ford Dagenham car plant, walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Their actions played a major role in the battle for equal pay, both nationally and internationally.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics, [2011]
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE MADE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (R)(113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2010
Special features: outtakes ; deleted scenes ; commentary ; making of


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Feb 04, 2018

“Girl power union style” which had happened just 40 years ago. Still boggles my mind that men didn’t join them to support their cause for benefit of all! Sally Hawkins is fantastic!

Apr 11, 2017

Brilliant! Educational and entertaining. Hard to imagine that it was not so very long ago… apparently, women are able to change the system!

Feb 04, 2016

I have never written a review of a movie before, but I felt compelled to do so with this movie, “Made in Dagenham”. The title caught my attention because Dagenham is a town in England which happens to be near my home town of Romford. They have a Ford factory there, and in 1968, when the movie takes place, they employed 55,000 men and 187 women. The women went on strike for equal pay, and this movie tells the story of their fight. It is a true story, and one we should all know about, just as we know about the suffragettes, yet I had never heard of these women before. It is well worth watching. One piece of advice, if you have trouble understanding the cockney accents (I don’t, but my husband does, plus he is hard-of-hearing) go to the Set Up and turn on the SDH subtitles. Not all DVDs have them, but this one does. It really helps.

Nov 10, 2015

Loved this movie! Great fun and interesting storyline.

Oct 04, 2015

I sumbled on this accidentally on television one afternoon. it was fun and interesting. Wonderful women, great acting. Also a relief to see male feminists during that time as well.

Dec 31, 2014

It’s the UK’s own version of Norma Rae as chronically underpaid female workers at a Ford motor plant in England defy both upper management and their own male-dominated union in order to go on strike for equal pay. Sending shockwaves from Detroit to the British Parliament these 187 women, led by unassuming machinist Rita O’Grady, changed the course of history and paved the way for full sexual equality in the workplace. Definitely one of those crowd-pleasing “feel good” movies filled with stereotypical characters (empowered housewives versus male chauvinist assholes), a few historical liberties and a grand old Hollywood ending. Yet, despite these obvious faults, it’s animated performances and sense of fun won me over just the same. I should be ashamed.

Aug 22, 2014

Great cast.

Jun 12, 2014

A good story, but the movie isn't great.

May 11, 2014

Fabulous piece of 60s history in Britain, no doubt partly fictionalized but very well made indeed: fine acting, directing, good script, nice faithful art direction that never calls attention to itself. Sally Hawkins is charming, stellar, again never showy but in the service of putting together a credible role. This is about feminism as it should be: about human rights, where all benefit. Stellar little flick that's moving without ever getting syrupy or cloying.

Apr 28, 2014

Worth the wait. A fairly realistic portrayal, with few simplifications, on what occurred during this time period. Acting was beautifully done.

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