Made in Dagenham

If you were a woman working at Ford UK’s Dagenham plant in 1968, then you were almost certainly a sewing machinist, hand-assembling assorted bits of vinyl to make those luvverly car seats of yesteryear – the ones that used to weld themselves to the backs of your legs on a hot day. And if you were a woman working at Ford, you were also paid a pittance compared to the men. After an attempt by management to downgrade them to the grade of unskilled workers, the women took the unprecedented step of going on strike for equal pay, and the rest really is history.

There are no great plot shocks or emotional swings here but it’s a great little feel-good film, with a whole host of British luvvies putting on their best cor-blimey accents. 8/10

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