Welcome to the Film Festival for the 99%
THE 5TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL, MAY 5TH - 26TH, 2016
The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of
global labor solidarity in New York City each May.
Welcome to our 5th season! See the full schedule of films for #WUFF2016 on Eventbrite. Check back here often for more updated information. We have powerful and provocative programs on Black Lives Matter, The Fight for $15, global and domestic income inequality, womens' rights to equal pay and to control their own bodies, immigration rights, workers' rights to organize a union, fight for workplace dignity and fair wages, as well as the stunning multi-media production of Every Fold Matters, a hybrid performance of film and theater, which looks at the charged, intimate, unseen and underpaid work of cleaning other people's clothes in a public space. As told by female employees inside a neighborhood laundromat, this stunning new production highlights many of the ongoing themes of the Workers Unite Film Festival 2016.
The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of Global Labor Solidarity.
The Festival aims to showcase student and professional films from the United States and around the world which publicize and highlight the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice.
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Don't Miss Films #WUFF16 - Dream On, with guest and star John Fugelsang
In this column every few days we will highlight an upcoming event or film from the festival which you should not miss. This week we focus on our opening night, with Dream On, hosted and narrated by comedian and commentator, John Fugelsang, playing before Michael Moore's Where To Invade Next, and an excellent lead-in to Moore's film about what we are missing regarding social solutions from around the world.
Dream On is an epic road trip, where political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Following in the Frenchman's footsteps, Fugelsang speaks with fast-food workers and retirees, prisoners and entrepreneurs, undocumented immigrants and community organizers about their hopes, dreams, and daily struggles. Dream On explores whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville observed is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped "It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it."
The next evening, May 7th, we screen the film Profiled. The Workers Unite Film Festival is honored to preview this powerful and important film dealing with the issues of #BlackLivesMatter and police violence against working people of color. This screening will be followed by James Baldwin's historical I Heard It Through the Grapevine. Don't miss them! Get Your Tickets Now!