Hammering It Out
2000 | 54 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 01708
"This documentary is well done, covering important issues for women and men in the construction industry. I urge members of the labor movement to view it."
"Documents the struggles of women in a male dominated industry. Compelling interviews are seamlessly woven into a provocative and insightful analysis to make this one of the best documentaries on the working class seen in many decades."
"The women depicted in this documentary are strong, capable, take-no-bull kind of gals who have chosen a very untraditional professional and have proven themselves very capable of holding their own. It is an affirming film which leaves the audience with that 'Yeah, I can do anything!' feeling."
"This engaging film makes the definitive case for why affirmative action is not just an issue of equity but an issue of social justice. It captures the complexities involved in securing economic justice for working class women in the so-called 'new economy.' 'Hammering it Out' is ideal for courses in women's studies, black and ethnic studies, labor studies, and the new emerging field of working-class studies. A must see film for anyone interested in social justice!"
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- NY, SF, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
- Toronto and Vancouver Mayworks Labor Festival
- Silverlake Film Festival
- Southwest Labor History Conference
- Working Women's Conference
Ms. Price is a videographer with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, and is a union electrician. She produced FACES OF TRADESWOMEN, commissioned by the U.S. Women's Bureau, and IN MY OWN WORDS, AGAINST ALL ODDS, the story of the first African-American journeywoman in the electrician's union in Los Angeles. She also produced GENDER IN THE GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION SITE for the Beijing Women's Conference.
Price currently teaches Interdisciplinary Studies in the Department of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Dominguez Hills. (7/12)