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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I would urge everybody who has the means, please donate to the making of this very important film
- Jennie George, former ACTU President
NEWS UPDATE: June 19
We are now in the 'rough cut' stage of our film and have sent it to some of our filmmaker supporters and mentors for feedback!
This is an important part of our process in checking that the film is presented in such a way to both make sense and keep you,
the viewer’s attention and be a great experience to watch!
We now have our film's final title: WOMEN OF STEEL
You can find us on Facebook under the title:
"Women of Steel - the film"
After the rough cut, we will progress towards a final cut,
which includes purchasing/ obtaining licenses for the archival footage. We will then work with our editor and composer towards a fantastic film music / sound track. And finally it's the vision and sound mix!
HELP US FINISH THE FILM
We are at the stage of the film where we really need your support! The film music composition, the 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!
If you know of anyone (individual, organization or union) who might want to financially support the completion of our film, please pass on the link to our website or our Documentary Australia Foundation website for tax deductible donations!
The Documentary Australia Foundation donation link can be found further down this page, along with the alternative donation method - through the Jobs for Women Producers Group bank account.
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DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR FILM PROJECT
Jobs for Women Film Producers Group
Account: Jobs for Women Film Producers Group
Account number 153873245
Women of Steel film approved by Documentary Australia Foundation
Our film has been approved by Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF), an organization helping Australian filmmakers make films that encourage social change and document social justice campaigns!
To make a tax deductible donation through the Documentary Australian Foundation, click on the donate button below to be re-directed to our DAF Jobs for Women donation page.