Women on the march: the struggle for equal rights

Canada, 1958

Film
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Part 1: A film record of women at the turn of the century and of the suffragette movement’s struggle for equal rights. Spearheaded by women like Emmeline Pankhurst, the movement was characterized by imprisonment, demonstrations, and a great following of men and women. Women of all classes, women working during the war, overseas and in North America, are presented in this fine documentary. Part 2: Made in 1958, this part of the film begins and ends in praise of women’s acquisition of the vote. In between is a rendition of all the “equal” activities of women (and even more than equal in factory work). Much footage is devoted to the UN Status of Women committee, whose mandate does not extend beyond equal political rights under the law.

Credits

producer

Nicholas Balla

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:56:45:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1958

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30577

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Women in business

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Democracy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Equality

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Feminism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Human rights

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Pankhurst, Emmeline, 1858-1928

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political activists

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social action

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social change

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social justice

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Voting

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women in politics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women political activists

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women's rights

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women's rights

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Stereotype (Psychology)

History → History

History → Pankhurst, Emmeline, 1858-1928

History → Women - History

History → Women's rights

History → Women's rights - History

People → Pankhurst, Emmeline, 1858-1928

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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