Those of us who follow the vintage world and American history are familiar with Rosie the Riveter. Thousands of American women went to work in factories (and in other war jobs – my other project Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II looks at women who served in the Navy during the war) so that men could move into military positions.
The first film to look at women’s contributions during this era was Connie Field’s groundbreaking The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter. The 1980 film is a part of the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. A clip from the film is below.
For me, this film really fits the spirit of the Directed by Women global viewing party. Female director telling a story about strong women who changed history.