9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT
From Oscar-winning documentarians Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar, this rousing film delves into the little-known but impactful legacy of the working women’s movement.
By the end of the 1970s, there were 12 million more women in the workforce than there had been at the beginning of the decade. Many of these women entered the field of clerical work, where they were met with low wages, little opportunity for advancement, and rampant sexual harassment. Responding to this seemingly hopeless situation, several Boston secretaries started a movement with the aims of achieving respectful and tangible workplace rights for women, and their vision soon spread across the nation. Fresh off their Academy Award win for last year’s American Factory, Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar return with a valuable work of historical reevaluation, highlighting the many women whose work joined together the aims of the women’s movement and labor movement. 9TO5 may be most widely known today as the inspiration for the iconic comedy and Dolly Parton song, but, as this doc vividly demonstrates, its impact still resonates in ways that are profound and urgent.
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