In 1924, in Douarnenez, sardine cannery’s female workers rised up and and won the fight for the improvement of their working condition.
Their boss then confiscate their headdresses, thinking he would ward off bad luck and could earn some benefit out off it.
Designed to pay the custom’s duty in Dakar, he put them by night, on board of the merchant ship « La Jeanne » among other textiles. But the ship washes up at the entrance of the channel and the freight is scattered on the senegalese shores.
The only survivor, Martin Du Couédic, recognize the headdresses bundle and tells it’s story to the harbour’s captain whom sell the breton headdresses to the local canning factory’s workers.
The manageress of the senegalese sardine cannery’s, who like people to call her Saardinn Penn, leads a revolt in 1928 to improve her female colleague’s working condition.
After a 2 months of struggle, Senegalese workers only obtain a I hour decrease of their daily working time.