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On the morning of October 24, 1975, 90 per cent of Iceland’s women walked off their jobs and out of their homes. Fed up with the gaping inequity between the value of women’s labour and women’s wages, female employees, wives and mothers just stopped—stopped working, cooking, cleaning and looking after their children—together on that fall morning. The country came to an abrupt standstill, but a revolution had begun. Fascinating archives and inspiring animation accompany new interviews with the women and activists who were there that day. Nearly 50 years later, director Pamela Hogan and producer Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir reconstruct the dramatic 12 hours that reimagined what was possible for women in Iceland—and, in fact, the world. Relive the moment—or cheer along for the first time—as these gender-equity sheroes share what it was like to throw one of the most effective and dramatic protest wrenches into the patriarchal machine.


  • Director(s)

    • Pamela Hogan
  • Producer(s)

    • Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir
    • Pamela Hogan
    • Jeffrey Kimball
    • Sam Jinishian
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Jeffrey Kimball
  • Associate Producer(s)

    • Grima Irmudóttir
  • Editor(s)

    • Kate Taverna
    • Carla Gutierrez
  • Cinematography

    • Helgi Felixson
    • Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir
    • Martina Radwan
  • Composer

    • Margret Ran
  • Soundtrack(s)

    • Björk
  • Sound

    • Ingólfur Sv. Guðjónsson
    • Taylor Roy
    • Ari Rannveigarson
    • Magnús Ómarsson
  • Sound Design

    • Bergur Þórisson
  • Animation

    • Joel Orloff
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