MPT's Friday Freeview - January

January 15, 2021
7:00pm Eastern Time
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Welcome

Welcome to our online edition of Friday Freeview. On the third Friday of each month, Maryland Public Television hosts a free screening of a program before it airs.

About 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.

Video Descriptions

Welcome

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Filmmakers Introduction

Before the hit song or film, 9to5 was an inspiring demand for equality that encapsulated the spirit of both the women’s and labor movements of the 1970s.

9to5: The Story of a Movement - Indie Lens Pop Up

Before the hit song or film, 9to5 was an inspiring demand for equality that encapsulated the spirit of both the women’s and labor movements of the 1970s.

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99min 46sec

Moderator

Panelists

  • Diana Bailey

    Executive Director, Maryland Women’s Heritage Center

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