Greetings from British Council, Bengaluru.
British Council is organizing a movie screening on account of International Women’s Day on Saturday 12 March 2016.
We will be screening the Movie – Made in Dagenham by Christopher Smith and Nigel Cole. Film screening will be followed by an interactive discussion with Priya Chetty Rajagopal. Attached is a brief profile of Ms Priya Chetty Rajagopal.
Here are the details of the event -
Date – Saturday 12 March 2016.
Duration of the Movie – 113 Minutes
Timings – 4:00 pm
Plot – Made in Dagenham is a 2010 British film directed by Nigel Cole. The film stars Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone, Daniel Mays and Richard Schiff. It dramatises the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968 that aimed for equal pay for women. The film's theme song, with lyrics by Billy Bragg, is performed by Sandie Shaw, herself a native of the area and a former Ford Dagenham clerk.
A stage musical version of the film opened at London's Adelphi theatre in 2014.
Rita O'Grady (a fictional character) leads the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike at the Ford Dagenham plant, where female workers walk out in protest against sexual discrimination, demanding equal pay. The strike is successful and leads to the Equal Pay Act 1970.
Come with your friends and family and enjoy the movie. Looking forward to see you on Saturday.
Venue: British Council, 23 Prestige Takt, Kasturba Road Cross, Bangalore 560001