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UNION MAIDS

USA, 1976 (MIFF 1977)

Director: Julie Reichert, James Klein, Miles Mogulesen

A stirring history of three women's experience in labour organising in Chicago in the '30s, told through interviews mixed with archive newsreels and period photographs. The film raises the issues of sexism and racism in union organising.

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