The Song of the Shirt


Time Out says

A remarkably ambitious, multi-faceted project that uses the condition of the sweated seamstresses of 19th century London as a starting point from which to examine such varied subjects as the establishment of a sexual division of labour under capitalism, the nature of the Welfare State as a prop of male dominance, History as a disparate series of representations, and film itself. What should be stressed is the pleasure afforded by its strategic variation of image quality (video, etchings, stills) and by a witty score (by members of the Feminist Improvisation Group) which challenges the conventions of film music.


Release details

135 mins

Cast and crew

Susan Clayton, Jonathan Curling
Susan Clayton, Jonathan Curling
Martha Gibson
Geraldine Pilgrim
Anna McNiff
Liz Myers
Jill Greenhalgh
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