Producer/Writer/Director John Hughes, 16mm, 43 minutes, 1981
During the 1950's the Waterside Worker's Federation and other left wing trade unions supported a film unit whose work sought to provide images affirming the experience of workers and critical of the dominant media. The WWF Film Unit - Jock Levy, Keith Gow and Norma Disher - made a dozen films between 1953 and 1958 including the Australian documentary classics The Hungry Miles (1954), and Hewers of Coal (1958).
ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Highly Commended, 1982
Nominated Finalist Greater Union Awards, 1982
Invited Leipzig Film Festival 1981; Nyon Film Festival 1981; Festival dei Popoli, Florence 1981; Cork Film Festival, 1981; Sydney Film Festival, 1982
19 August 1981: London rep writes to Australian Film Commission Director of Marketing saying he has received inquires about Film-Work from UK distributors and broadcaster looking for viewing material but he doesn't have any "can you advise how, when and if a print of cassette has been sent to London and what I am expected to do with it. Are we handling this film.”
28 August 1981 Cablegram London "Creative Development does not support Hughes’ application for international marketing assistance. They feel it has limited potential and do not recommend you handle the film further" October 1981