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Screening: For Love or Money 

Made over five years, with contributions from hundreds of women and over 200 Australian films, For Love or Money is a pictorial account of women’s history in Australia over the past decades. The film chronicles the cycles of women’s gains and losses as they are moved in and out of the workforce according to demands of the age, revealing how women’s unpaid and voluntary work over the years has kept and continues to keep an entire system running smoothly, both in peacetime and in war. In this culture, women do the work that is never paid or still not even recognised as real work. This film shows how this system determines the kinds of jobs women do in the paid workforce—the low-paid, low-status jobs—and how women have fought and organised for equality and wage justice for over a century. For Love or Money remains relevant today as women continue the unfinished campaigns for equal pay, maternity leave and childcare, and still carry the major responsibility for caring and nurturing in the culture of individualism.

About the Melbourne Documentary Film Nights: 

Looking to watch great documentary films that focus on pertinent social issues and current events that shape all of our lives? This group is for you! We regularly meet to watch documentaries that focus on important issues surrounding modern society, the environment and challenge dominant culture. Each event aims to provoke critical thinking and doing in response to the topic and hopefully provokes good discussion and community building.

Come along for a good night of mingling, provocative cinema, and meaningful discussion to inform and inspire action and build community. Plenty of these nights will occur throughout 2018, so hope to see you there!

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