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The Willmar 8

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Director has put together an incisive and clear documentary on eight women who went out on strike against their employer - a bank in Willmar, Minnesota. The women were not only passed over for managerial positions, they were required to train the all-male managerial staff who would be their supervisors. Using spontaneous interviews with townspeople, as well as interviews with the eight women and local labor leaders, the deep roots of gender prejudice are slowly pulled up for everyone to see. The church...more

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