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The Willmar 8
Directed by Lee Grant • 1981 • United States
Starring Lee Grant
Academy Award–winning actor and documentary filmmaker Lee Grant follows eight women in America’s heartland who are driven by gender discrimination to picket the bank where they work in the dead of a Minnesota winter. Risking jobs, friends, family, and their place in the community, the Willmar 8 began the longest bank strike in American history in a dramatic attempt to assert their own equality and self-worth.