Independent Lens

S22 E7 | PREVIEW

Trailer | 9to5: The Story of a Movement

When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was singing about a real movement that started with a group of secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities and an end to sexual harassment—but as seen in 9to5: The Story of a Movement, their fight that inspired a hit would change the American workplace forever.

AIRED: February 01, 2021 | 0:00:32
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- [Narrator] As secretary,

you need to be the best you can be.

- [Woman] This group of women

whose voice was not being heard.

- There's something you can do about it.

(typewriter ticking)

(bell dinging)

Everything exploded.

(upbeat music)

- The movie was married to a movement.

(typewriter ticking)

(bell dinging)

- [Woman] They built their own kind of feminism

and it was powerful.

- I'm not just a secretary, I'm a secretary.

(upbeat music)

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