North country

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Publisher:
Warner Home Video,
Pub. Date:
2006.
Edition:
Widescreen.
Language:
English
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A fictionalized account of one of America's most groundbreaking sexual harassment lawsuits comes to the screen in this hard-hitting drama. In the late '80s, Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) fled her abusive husband, and needed to find a way to support her two children. Aimes returned to her hometown in Minnesota and followed the lead of her old friend Glory (Frances McDormand), who had bucked tradition and found a job in the iron mines that had long provided employment for much of the community. Aimes found honest labor and a living wage working the mines, but she also discovered she was working with men who were uncomfortable working with women (whose right to work in the mines had been mandated by law almost 15 years prior), and didn't care to show them much respect. However, as Aimes found herself the growing target of sexist jokes and abhorrent behavior, she found that many of her female co-workers were reluctant to stand beside her, afraid of losing a good-paying job at a time when they were increasingly hard to find. But as a personal crisis became a public war of words, Aimes became the center of a nationwide controversy when she attempted to file a class action sexual harassment suit against the mine owners, which put her and her family in a position of scrutiny beyond her worst expectations. North Country also stars Sean Bean, Sissy Spacek, and Woody Harrelson. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 39728727-ae05-eddd-f7e2-f959f38e1034
Full title north country
Author directed by niki caro
Grouping Category movie
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auth_author2 Bingham, Clara., Caro, Niki, 1967-, Gansler, Laura Leedy, 1958-, McDormand, Frances., Spacek, Sissy., Theron, Charlize.
author2-role Bingham, Clara.Class action, the story of Lois Jensen and the landmark case that changed sexual harrassment law., Caro, Niki,1967-, Gansler, Laura Leedy,1958-Class action, the story of Lois Jensen and the landmark case that changed sexual harrassment law., McDormand, Frances., Spacek, Sissy., Theron, Charlize.
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display_description Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. - Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit.
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subject_facet Bingham, Clara -- Film adaptations, Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Gansler, Laura Leedy, -- 1958- -- Film adaptations, Sexual harassment -- Drama, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, Women miners -- Drama
title_display North country
title_full North country [videorecording] / directed by Niki Caro ; screenplay by Michael Seitzman
title_short North country
topic_facet Bingham, Clara, Gansler, Laura Leedy, Sexual harassment, Women miners
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