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World Panorama - Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2010

Nigel Cole / Feature Narrative / U.K. / 2010 / 113 min / Color / 35 mm / In English / Arabic subtitles / Unknown
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Synopsis

Blending documentary footage with dramatic re-creations, this populist workers saga starring Sally Hawkins and Bob Hoskins recounts a landmark 1968 strike at the U.K.'s Ford Motors factory, when nearly 200 women protested over equal pay, better working conditions and an end to sexual discrimination. Far from the swinging London scene of the 1960's, life for Dagenham's working women was sweaty and low-paying - no one believed "the revolution" would land there, but indeed it did. The women staged a walkout that was instrumental in creating Britain's Equal Pay Act of 1970. Director Nigel Cole, whose previous films include "Saving Grace," "Calendar Girls" and nature documentaries with Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts, grew up near Dagenham, and his story combines humor, history and drama. "I don't really do straight comedy because I like to have some meat and content - and I don't do bleak, dark drama either: I'm too flippant," he says. "I like a mixture. "

About the Director

Nigel Cole
Born in the United Kingdom, Cole's debut feature, "Saving Grace," earned him a British Independent Film Award for Best Director and the Audience Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. His next film, "Calendar Girls," was a major box office and critical success throughout the U.K., while other recent features include "A Lot Like Love" and "$5 a Day."

Credits

Director
Nigel Cole
Screenwriter
William Ivory
Producer
Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen
Editor
Michael Parker
Production Designer
Andrew McAlpine
Executive Producer
Christine Langan, Tim Haslam, Norman Merry, Paul White
Music
David Arnold
Cinematographer
John De Borman
Cast
Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike

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