Patrons: Sally McManus - Secretary ACTU
Jennie George – Former federal parliamentarian/president ACTU
Ann Curthoys – Historian, Professor Emerita Australian National University
TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY – NEARING COMPLETION
An invitation to contribute
Director Robynne Murphy and veteran filmmaker Martha Ansara invite you to help produce this important film by donating what you can towards its completion.
Wollongong, NSW Australia — 1980: Denied jobs at the steel mill — the city’s main employer — working class/migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a fourteen-year long campaign for the right to work. Their battle with BHP, Australia’s richest and most powerful company, took them from the factory gate to the highest court in the land and changed the rules for women throughout Australia. In Women of Steel they tell their own stories for the first time on film. The result is an exciting and often humorous tale of how a bunch of women did what no one else believed they could do and subdued a giant.
Directed by campaign activist, filmmaker and thirty-year career steelworker Robynne Murphy, Women of Steel is a story to inspire and encourage people everywhere.
With your support the film will be completed by March 2020