Working in extremely impoverished conditions and for long arduous hours, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally down tools in 1968 when they are reclassified as “unskilled”.
...the Ford motor company is about to face its biggest ever threat…the female sewing machinists!
With humour, common sense and courage they take on their U.S. paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself, to strike an everlasting blow for equal pay for women. The catalyst for the women’s struggle is fast-talking, no nonsense Rita whose fiery temper and occasionally hilarious unpredictability proves to be a match for any of her male opponents.
Nigel Cole (Saving Grace, Calendar Girls) directs from a script written by William Ivory (Common as Muck, Faith). A stellar all-cast was assembled for the film including Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone, Daniel Mays and Richard Schiff.
It was announced on Tuesday 18th January 2011 that Made in Dagenham was nominated for four BAFTA awards, including Outstanding British Film, Best Supporting Actress for Miranda Richardson’s performance as Labour minister Barbara Castle, Make Up and Hair for Lizzie Yanni Georgiou, and Costume Design for Louise Stjernsward.
STATUS: Released October 1st 2010