An inspiring story
Based on true events, Jobs for Women 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 and humorous story into a feature film. Our crowdfunding campaign raised more than $25,000 to fund cinematic equipment, script development and the production of a 'teaser' based on the first wave of the Jobs for Women campaign, which is now screening around the country.
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
Set in 1973, The Women Who Were Never There depicts a dramatic campaign that set the basis for the 1980s Jobs For Women struggle. Facing entrenched discrimination, deadly conditions, and a skeptical workforce, a determined group of young women take a stand, going to any lengths to get the basic equal right to work they seek.
Find out more about the teaser, see more screening details, and help organise a screening!
Friends of the JFW film
Some of the original Jobs For Women campaigners, who battled for their right to work at the BHP steelworks, were reunited on November 14 at Port Kembla community centre.
They set up the "Friends of the Jobs For Women film", with plans to organise an official launch of the film project early in 2016, in the lead up to the mid 2016 feature production.
The film team have been busy interviewing many participants who collectively have painted a picture of this inspiring, passionate, humorous and truly unique campaign - now it's a matter of getting it all into the feature film script!
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!