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Five movies about female solidarity


FROM SUFFRAGISTS TO UNION LEADERS


Among those protagonists are fictional and actual historical figures. They fight for equality in different fields and support each other. 💪


SUFFRAGIST


Film by Sarah Gavron I 2015

London, 1912. Young laundress Maud accidentally gets involved in the suffragist movement. She becomes a member of the female community fighting for their rights, closely involved in its life. Her actions face violent resistance. It should be mentioned that even though the main protagonist is fictional, many other movie figures have actual prototypes.



IRON JAWED ANGELS


Film by Katja von Garnier I 2004

Alice Paul and Lucy Burns came back to the USA from England, where they used to be a part of the Female socio-political movement. They start organizing women’s march for voting rights. The louder the demand, the harsher the reaction.


THE MAGDALENE SISTERS


Film by Peter Mullan I 2002

The year 1964. In the middle of the Sexual Revolution, three Irish girls as “disreputable women” are being placed in the Magdalene Sisters Asylum. After abuse and constant punishments, they try to run away from a holy institution. Based in true events.



SALT OF THE EARTH


Film by Herbert J. Biberman I 1954

The Union of Zinc mine workers is worried about the accidents raise. The concern leaves them no choice but to go on a strike. With the tremendous support of their wives, mothers, and daughters, they gain victory.


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