Bread & Roses (1993)

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Based upon the life of activist and trade unionist (and later MP) Sonja Davies. The film covers her life up to 1956, when, at age 33, she was elected to the Nelson Hospital Board. During this period she develops strong socialist beliefs, marries and divorces, at age 17 trains as a nurse, has a romance (and a child) with an American marine who is killed in WWII action. She battles tuberculosis and marries a former boyfriend when he returns from the war. She becomes part of a women's ill-fated campaign to save the Nelson railway line from closure and begins to be elected to political bodies.

GENRES:  Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Gaylene Preston

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Cast & Characters

Geneviève Picot Sonja
Mick Rose Charlie
Donna Akersten mrs. Mackersey
Raymond Hawthorne Mr. Mackersey
Tina Regtien Con
Erik Thomson Red
Theresa Healey Peggy
Frances Kewene Maisie
Emily Perkins Joan
Larissa Matheson Dot
William Walker Wally

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