On October 24, 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike – they refused to work, cook, and look after children for a day. It was a moment that changed the way women were seen in the country and helped put Iceland at the forefront of the fight for equality.
Award winning film maker Pamela Hogan learned of this Women’s Day and felt that this history needed to be recorded. Working with Icelandic filmmaker Hrafnhildur (Hrabba) Gunnarsdóttir, the film in now in its final editing with a release date expected in March 2023.
Join us on Women’s Day, Monday, October 24, 2022, as Jackie Flaten talks with Pam about the making of the film, her interviews with the women that participated, and the impact the strike had on the men and children.
Pamela Hogan is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and media executive. She has produced films and documentary series for PBS, National Geographic Television, and NBC. Her awards and recognitions are numerous. Recognized with a National Council for Research on Women Making a Difference for Women award, she is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her film company, Alternate Image Productions, is a business member of the INLUS.
Jackie Flaten is a North Dakota native who has long nurtured a passion for history, genealogy and languages. She grew up in the northeastern part of the state where her pioneer ancestors from Iceland, Norway and Sweden had set new roots. Her background is in journalism and public relations, and she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she works as a public relations professional and writer.
About the Event
Please join us on Monday, October 24th, 2022 at 8pm EDT / 7pm CDT /6pm MDT /5pm PDT / 2400 GMT using our online Zoom webinar platform.
We will also record the webinar for later viewing on the INLUS website.
How to Join
Details can be found on the INLUS Featured Events Calendar
Protest photo credit : Iceland Women’s Archive