Gender at Work
DVD1988 25 Minutes
The way people regard jobs as being for men or for women questioned.
This video explores the way gender is construed at work, through interviews with the men in an East End clothing factory. It looks at the way jobs are defined as more suitable for women or non-white people by their relationships to space, skills, physical power and new technology. Very visible are the stereotypes of that era.
Made in 1988 this film reflects the cultural attitudes of the country and language of the time it was made. The issues raised are timeless. The film quality may not be to modern standards.