Women of Steel

Jobs for women film project.

Type:Documentary

Dur:58mins

Year:2020

Dir:Robynne Murphy

Rating:CTC

Wollongong, 1980: Denied jobs at the steelworks – the city’s main employer – working class / migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a campaign for the right to work that lasted for fourteen years. Their battle against BHP, the country’s richest and most powerful company, took them from factory gate to the highest court in the land and changed the rules for women throughout Australia. Using rare archival footage and speaking directly to camera, these¬†Women of Steel¬†tell their own stories for the first time on film.

Available for screenings from 26th November 2020.

current screenings