For Love or Money


About this episode

A highly-regarded documentary classic which investigates and celebrates women's work, from the white settlement of Australia to the present, a story told by Aboriginal and migrant women, convict women and women of today in all walks of life. The film chronicles the cycles of women's gains and losses as they have moved in and out of the workforce according to demands of the time. It reveals how women's unpaid and voluntary work keeps an entire system running smoothly, in peacetime and in war. The film also shows how women have fought and organised for equality and wage justice for over a century. Five years in the making, with contributions from hundreds of women and clips from over 200 Australian films, FOR LOVE OR MONEY is a unique, superbly crafted, pictorial history of Australian women.