Made in Dagenham is a drama film, set for release on November 19, 2010. The screenplay is written by Billy Ivory and directed by Nigel Cole, and stars Sally Hawkins as Rita O´Gardy, Miranda Richardson as Barbara Castle, Rosamund Pike as Lisa, Jaime Winstone as Sandra, Bob Hoskins as Alfred Passingham, Richard Schiff as Robert Tooley, John Sessions as Harold Wilson, Kenneth Cranham as Peter Hopkins, Andrea Riseborough as Brenda, Geraldine James as Connie, Matt King as Trevor Innes and Oliver Payne as Himself.

Movie synopsis: It is a dramatisation of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham assembly plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Note the women did not work at the Dagenham assembly plant but a mile or so away the other side of the rail tracks at the River Plant (a collection of sheds!) on Sammy Williams land near Dagenham Dock Station. The Halewood based women also joined the strike.

What looks like a victory for the women (and well deserved) became a loss as Ford firstly changed the design of the seat to delete the sewn covers the women made to a moulded in version - this made the jobs redundant. When sewn covers were reintroduced the work was outsourced by Ford to low cost labour locations.

Made in Dagenham movie trailer

Made in Dagenham, movie, poster


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