Workers Unite Film Festival 2021

9to5: The Story of A Movement

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This screening includes a Filmmaker Q&A video (3 min) preceding the film.

When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was doing more than just shining a light on the fate of American working women. Parton was singing the true story of a movement that started with 9to5, a group of Boston secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities and an end to sexual harassment—but their unconventional approach attracted the press and shamed their bosses into change. Featuring interviews with 9to5’s founders, as well as actor and activist Jane Fonda, 9to5: The Story of a Movement is the previously untold story of the fight that inspired a hit and changed the American workplace.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar