Made in Dagenham movie

by Modculture 26 May, 2010

Fans of 60s-based cinema might be interested in a forthcoming movie based in that particular decade – Made in Dagenham.

The film stars Sally Hawkins as Rita O'Grady who kickstarts the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Pay Act.  Working in impoverished conditions and doing long hours, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally lay down their tools when they are reclassified as 'unskilled'. Unwilling to accept it, they take on their corporate paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself to win their case.

As well as Sally Hawkins, the cast includes Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike, Jaime Winstone, Geraldine James, Andrea Riseborough, Daniel Mays, Kenneth Cranham, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Rupert Graves and John Sessions. Check out the trailer below – and look out for it on the big screen in the summer.