Made in Dagenham is a 2010 British comedy–drama film directed by Nigel Cole. The film stars Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough, and Jaime Winstone. Set in 1968, the film dramatizes the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968 at the Ford Dagenham plant in Essex, England. The film was made in collaboration with the Ford Motor Corporation, which provided access to its historic archive material for the production.
The film tells the story of Rita O‘Grady (Sally Hawkins), a worker at the Ford Dagenham plant, who leads a strike of female sewing machinists in protest against sexual discrimination and unequal pay. Supported by her husband and other union workers, Rita‘s actions bring attention to the unfair labor practices at the factory and ultimately spark a nationwide revolution for equal rights in the workplace. Along the way, she also learns to stand up for herself and fight for what she believes in.
Made in Dagenham is a heartwarming and inspiring tale of a woman‘s courage and determination in the face of great adversity. It is an uplifting story of triumph against all odds and a reminder of the power of collective action. The film was critically acclaimed and was nominated for four BAFTA awards, including Best British Film.
Duration: 113 min.