The Resource Iron ladies, produced at USC School of Cinema & Television, Directed by Kennedy Wheatley, (electronic resource)

Iron ladies, produced at USC School of Cinema & Television, Directed by Kennedy Wheatley, (electronic resource)

Label
Iron ladies
Title
Iron ladies
Statement of responsibility
produced at USC School of Cinema & Television, Directed by Kennedy Wheatley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Louise was a hairdresser. Jackie was a cocktail waitress. How did these two women end up working on a construction site, high above the ground, welding two-ton iron beams together? Iron Ladies tells the story of 49 year-old Louise and 37 year-old Jackie, new ironworker apprentices who left their jobs to try the lucrative but dangerous trade of ironworking. Many men think women "just don t belong" in the ironworking trade. The work is heavy and dirty and risky. When erecting a building, the ironworkers are the only ones on the job site who aren t required to be "tied off" to the building with safety lines. A fall usually results in serious injuries or death; ironworkers have the highest fatality rates in the construction trades. The Los Angeles Ironworkers union has 3,000 men and eight women. The apprenticeship program is rigorous; only 30% make it through the three-year training. In this documentary, veteran women ironworkers tell stories of surviving as the only female working on a construction site. These stories are interwoven with footage of Louise and Jackie struggling through their training, meeting the challenges of the physically grueling program with fortitude and courage. They must also deal with issues of sexual harassment on the job, which they do in a refreshingly forthright manner
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Target audience
general
Label
Iron ladies, produced at USC School of Cinema & Television, Directed by Kennedy Wheatley, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP1641386/artv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 min.)
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34389672
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP1641386
  • (OCoLC)780755592
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

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