Welcome to the Film Festival for the 99%
The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of
global labor solidarity in New York City each May.
Thank you to the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) for judging our Working Lives Screenplay Contest.
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.
We are a not-for-profit -501(c)(3) organization
This 7th season of the Workers Unite Film Festival is poised to be the biggest and best yet, with more attendees, more venues, more creative energy and many more submissions. With over 40 programs throughout NYC and over 80 films and events, #WUFF has grown to be one of the largest worker/labor dedicated cultural events in the country.
Paul Robeson is a world-famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment's liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, is harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel.
This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his pioneering and heroic political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement. It features some famous songs (including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River), speeches, and a spectacularly defiant testimony to the Senate House Un-American Activities Committee.
One of the 20th Century’s most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force performance, performed at New York's Carnegie Hall in February 2012.
Written and performed by Tayo Aluko.