An inspiring story
The Jobs for Women documentary film is the story of a diverse group of women who ignite a campaign that changes Australia forever.
What begins as a handful of women confronting the country's richest company, grows into a community-wide battle from the factory gates to the highest court in Australia.
The Jobs for Women Producers Group needs your help to turn this inspiring story into a documentary feature film. Our 2015 crowdfunding campaign raised more than $25,000 which funded the making of 'The Women Who Were Never There' and script development for a dramatic feature film based on the Jobs for Women 1980-94 campaign. In late 2016 the Producers Group realized a dramatic feature film budget was not within our grasp and decided to turn the available funds into an achievable documentary feature budget and it has been all systems go since then!
To date, we have completed interviews, filmed a major reenactment of our tent embassy, are gathering archival material and this month, February 2018, the editing process has started!
Find out more about the story, view our image gallery or videos, see how you can support the film, and participate if you were part of the campaign. Keep in touch via our newsletter (subscribe below), check the upcoming events, and contact us with any ideas.
I would urge everybody who has the means, please donate to the making of this very important film
- Jennie George, former ACTU President
Friends of the JFW film
Some of the original Jobs For Women campaigners, who battled for their right to work at the BHP steelworks, reunited at Port Kembla Community Centre.
They have set up the "Friends of the Jobs For Women film", with the aim of assisting the Producers Group with historic details.
The film team have completed interviewing all of these participants who collectively have painted a picture of this inspiring, passionate, humorous and truly unique campaign.
Set in 1973, The Women Who Were Never There
is a short dramatic film based on real events by women who highlighted lack of work for women in the Illawarra, breaking into BHP to show that women could do the work.
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Tax deductible donations available
Email JobsForWomenFilm@gmail.com to let us know of your donation, and with your name and address, so we can organise your receipt. And thanks!
Launches for the Jobs For Women film project, and the Women of Steel book (on sale here) have been held in most capital cities and beyond. Pictured are the Sydney and Cairns launches.