An Inspiring Story...
Wollongong, 1980: Denied jobs at the steelworks - the city's main employer - working class / migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a campaign for the right to work that lasted for fourteen years. Their battle against BHP, the country's richest and most powerful company, took them from factory gate to the highest court in the land and changed the rules for women throughout Australia. Using rare archival footage and speaking directly to camera, these Women of Steel tell their own stories for the first time on film.
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We are at the stage of the film where we really need your support!
The film music composition, the increased cost of licensing of archive footage, and the final vision and sound mix are the most expensive items of filmmaking, but the most necessary to make the film look, sound and feel fantastic.
A little bit from you will go a long way collectively between all our supporters. And through Documentary Australia Foundation you can make your donation tax deductible!
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NEWS UPDATE: July 15th 2019
Our new fundraising trailer is here! (to the left)
Check it out! And please share with all your friends!
We are on the home stretch of this important documentary film, hoping to complete Women of Steel by the end of this year!
We've engaged a wonderful woman film composer AND one of the best picture and sound mixers. More on that later!
You can find us on Facebook under the title:
"Women of Steel - the film"
We've had excellent feedback on our rough cut, we're busily editing this down. One major feedback was we purchase not just Australian archival film publishing rights, but world rights for the old film we have found, as there is international interest in the film. A big ask, the costs will be double for purchasing this film copyright. We hope you agree that it's important as the campaign itself was a piece of our multicultural women's history and should be shown everywhere!
So please, help us finish this important film about our history. You can donate through Documentary Australia of directly into our bank account (see across this page for details) Thank you!
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