Needs Must when the Devil Drives

Needs Must when the Devil Drives

Historical interest

DVD1989 35 Minutes

Women workers remember their struggles for trade union and women's rights.

This video reveals through the memories of women workers their struggles and determination to stand up for both trade union and women's rights. It was commissioned by Oxford and District Trades Council, and shows the central involvement of women in the 1873 Ascott-under-Wychwood strike of the National Labourers Union, the Workers Union and the 1914 strike at the Bliss Tweed Mill, Chipping Norton, and the establishment of the Transport and General Workers Union in the Cowley Car Plants.

Director/Producer: Ann-Marie Sweeney.

Newly discovered archive material is used, and songs are by Peggy Seeger. 'It reveals stories from our past which we should all know about... I hope lots of people see it...it's very good’ - Ken Loach

Made in 1989 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.

This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £1.00. For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.