Iron is a short period drama set in the Pacific NorthWest inspired by the true stories of women railroad workers during the early 1900’s.
Lily Cohen escapes the the crowded tenements of New York to take on a demanding railway job. Determined to work on a steam engine, a position not traditionally held by women, Lilly faces the hostility of her fellow railroad workers while finding her own inner strength.
While America is very familiar with the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter, the women laborers of the First World War are mostly forgotten by history. The American railroad represented freedom and adventure in a time when most women had very little opportunity for either. These opportunities disappeared when the soldiers returned home.
Iron was shot in Snoqualmie, Washington, in cooperation with the Northwest Railway Museum, utilizing authentic period steam engines. The film's genesis was inspired by a 4Culture site-specific grant that was awarded to the writing/producing team in 2015. What resulted was a distinguished film that played at numerous festivals worldwide, taking home multiple awards internationally.
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