Directed by: Nigel Cole
Staring: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Andrea Riseborough
Made in Dagenham is a gem of a film, thought-provoking, entertaining and emotional.
It tells the true story of the 187 women working as machinists for Ford Dagenham plant whose fight for better pay and conditions played a key part in the battle for equal pay nationally and internationally.. A sparkling performance from Sally Hawkins as Rita the leader of the group is complemented by excellent performances from the whole cast including Bob Hoskins, Geraldine James and Jaime Winstone and a show-stealing portrayal of the fiery Barbara Castle MP by Miranda Richardson. Aside from the serious issues the film also provides a wonderful wallow in nostalgia.