Sit down strike
MADE IN DAGENHAM Director: Nigel Cole Cert. 15
1968 and a sweltering Essex summer. In the machinists’ workshop at Ford’s in Dagenham (where the car seat covers for Cortinas are stitched) conditions are so hot that the women are working in their underwear. Cue soundtrack: ‘The Israelites’ by Desmond Dekker. The allusion is clear: this is slave labour.