An Aotearoa New Zealand Parliamentary screening of two works about women and employment, by invitation only. Even
An Aotearoa New Zealand Parliamentary screening of two works about women and employment, by invitation only.
Even Dogs Are Given Bones is about a group of women workers who occupied the Rixen clothing factory in Levin for eleven weeks in 1981, after its owner made them redundant and closed the factory without giving them redundancy payments. The film documents the occupation and highlights the courage of the women who occupied the factory, the challenges they faced and how the experience changed them. It was partially funded by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, has rarely been screened and has now been digitised thanks to Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
As well as her work for Auckland Women’s Community Video, director Kanya (formerly Carole) Stewart edited Some of My Best Friends Are Women (dir Deirdre MCartin, 1975) and the equally legendary Women series (dir Deirdre McCartin, 1977).
Minimum is about women who work low-wage, precarious or under-appreciated jobs in Aotearoa. It was funded by New Zealand on Air (NZOA), with thanks to Wellington City Council Creative Communities Scheme and the Emerging Artists Trust. (68% of Aotearoa’s minimum wage workers are women.)
Director Kathleen Winter is a filmmaker and photographer whose last documentary was the short He Kākano Ahau – From the Spaces Between, produced by Jaimee Poipoi, about a courageous takatāpui activist fighting for true diversity in Aotearoa’s Pride celebrations.
(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm NZST
New Zealand Parliament
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