Appropriate for: College/University
Union Maidsby Julia Reichert, Jim Klein and Miles Mogulescu
A vivid history of women organizing in the 1930's
Sitdowns, scabs, goon squads, unemployment, hunger marches, red baiting and finally the energetic birth of the CIO--the 1930s were a landmark period for the American labor movement. Union Maids is the story of three women who lived the history and make it come alive today.
The New York Times
full review Pauline Kael
The New Yorker
An inspiring film about three magnificent women. This is the best film on labor history I have ever seen. I plan to show it again and again.
Professor of History, Boston University
Union Maids is the most energizing, exhilarating labor organizing movie imaginable. For the first time I could see for myself there really is 'joy in the struggle!'
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- Academy Award Nominee, Best Feature Documentary
- National Television Special, PBS Television Network
- Blue Ribbon, American Film & Video Festival