Documentary Australia Foundation: Approved!
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ACTU Congress: Women's Luncheon - 2018
The Jobs for Women Film Project was received well by ACTU Congress, with two showings of a 4 minute trailer, a talk at the Women’s Luncheon, and new President Michele O’Neil urging affiliated unions to financially support the completing of the film.
Women of Steel: News
What a great way to end the year!
A wonderful donation to the film project, and an inspiring letter to all of us! Thank you ASU Transport Industry, for a great boost to take our film another step forward!
2018 Film Updates:
We've had the opportunity to review footage through the University of Wollongong Archives, that is up to 38 years old! Originally filmed on 16mm film, we were able to view using a Steenbeck.
Now to convert the footage into digital!
- July to September:
Thanks to the promotion of our film project at the ACTU Congress, we have had some sizeable donations from the national bodies of the Independent Education Union (IEU), the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), the Electrical Trades Union (ETU), the Australian Metalworkers Union(AMWU), the Australian Education Unions (AEU) and NSW branches of the AMWU and the National Tertiary Education Union. And previously we have received sponsorship from our own union, AWU nationally, the Victorian ASU, NSW Teachers Federation and the Victorian Womens Committee of Trades Hall Council!
- February to June:
Editing is continuing, piecing together all our interviews into the bigger story! Researcher Graham Shirley has found lots of archival material (more than an hour of footage) for the film which we are eagerly awaiting to see in 'preview scanners'.
AWU National Executive: Fundraising Dinner - February 2018
WOW! Over $12,000 raised by the AWU National Executive fundraising dinner received by the Jobs for Women Film Producers Group! WE ARE OVER THE MOON! It has allowed archival researcher Graham Shirley to find at least an hour of old footage that we will view and choose for the film! Many thanks AWU, you are our number one sponsor! The AWU is the union all of the women were members of when working at the steelworks! Another hurdle has been leapt!
This takes our film to a stronger level of depth and we can't wait to complete editing! Next step - purchase copyright and hunt for exciting multicultural and strong feminist sound track!
This money is going towards research into archival material from the campaign of 1980-94!
FOR FURTHER DONATIONS
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