• Pat Fiske
    Rocking the Foundations 1986
    Courtesy Ronin Films

  • Rocking the Foundations

    Thursday 25 Oct 2018, 6.00- 8.00pm

    Rocking the Foundations is a historical account of the Green Ban (strike action) introduced by the New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation in the 1970s in response to community demand to preserve inner city parkland and historic buildings. One of the first women to be accepted as a builders labourer, filmmaker Pat Fiske traces the development of a quite singular union whose social and political activities challenged the notion of what a union should be.

    Join us to see this award winning documentary set against the massive social and political upheavals of the 1960s and ’70s – the Vietnam War, Aboriginal land rights, women’s liberation and the environmental movement. Told through interviews, historical footage and graphics Rocking the Foundations is an uplifting film about social change and how ordinary people can make that happen.

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