Red Skirts on Clydeside (1984)

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A documentary which looks at the process of rediscovering women's history using the 1915 Glasgow rent strike as a focal point. The rent strike which took place during World War I was a protest aginst Glasgow landlords who were exploiting the war situation. The women of the tenements and the Glasgow Womens' Housing Association, including Jean Ferguson, Mary Barbour and Helen Crawford, organised a vigorous protest which forced the Government to take action. The film celebrates this victory and presents for discussion some of the problems in attempting to rediscover women's past achievements.

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