To Be a Woman

Synopsis
A documentary about women’s employment, showing footage of women at work together, together with archive material on women’s struggles for equality. Promotes the positive values of women as part of the British labour force in the face of their devaluation and exploitation as ‘cheap labour’. The case for equal pay is stated both as principal - equal pay should be granted as a right, not a privilege - and as practice - cheap labour from women undercuts men’s work. Commentary by Wendy Hiller.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Video; Film. 16mm. b&w. 18 min. Videocassette. Standard formats. b&w. 18 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1951
Availability
Hire (film or video)
Sale (video)
Subjects
History; Women’s studies
Keywords
equality of opportunity; women workers

Credits

Director
Jill Craigie
Cast
Wendy Hiller 

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Distributor

Name

Cinenova

Email
info@cinenova.org
Web
http://www.cinenova.org External site opens in new window
Address
Waterlow Park Centre
Dartmouth Park Hill
London
N19 5JF
Notes
Films made by, and predominantly for, women. The collection is browsable by title or director and includes experimental films, narrative feature films, artists’ film and video, and documentary and educational videos. Hire or sale on film and video.

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