Program 35: Community Film Night: Penn South Coop, Chelsea - Free Event
May
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Program 35: Community Film Night: Penn South Coop, Chelsea - Free Event

6:30: Story of America: From Bloody Sunday to Moral Mondays (20 min-2015) An excerpt from a work in progress that tries to show how that when opposite sides on America really talk to each other, rather than yell and shout, something amazing is actually possible. 

Get By (28 min - 2015) looks at two recycling workers, Stanley and Milton, as they bring their struggle for a living wage to the legislature, media, and the streets of Ithaca, New York.

Daughter of a Lesser God (11 min -2014) powerful shorts from an amazing young Pakistani director, about young women workers and textile workers 

With Banners Held High ( 31 min-2014) celebrates the resilience and humor of miners and women who went through the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike.

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Program 34: Closing Night: World Premier at Anthology Film Archives - Blood on the Mountain
May
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Program 34: Closing Night: World Premier at Anthology Film Archives - Blood on the Mountain

Blood on the Mountain is a film that exposes the environmental and social injustices that have developed from industrial control in West Virginia by the 1% and the corrupted politicians that do their bidding. This is a stunning new film by the team behind "Coal Country."

Blood on the Mountain. Get your ticket here, and read more about the program here. 

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Program 33: Murphy Institute Gala & US Premier: Film about Global Labor Solidarity
May
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Program 33: Murphy Institute Gala & US Premier: Film about Global Labor Solidarity

  • Joseph Murphy Institue for Labor Studies (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Murphy Institute for Labor Studies/CUNY is hosting #WUFF15 for a gala and we are using this opportunity to focus on the power of global solidarity by screening Blood Fruit. Blood Fruit is a film about workers who rise up and use the power of a worker strike and ask for a customer boycott to reject South African apartheid's products.

Blood Fruit. Get your tickets here, and read more here. 

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Program 32: Fight Right to Work
May
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Program 32: Fight Right to Work

  • Auditorium of the Lithographers Union Local 1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Right to Work has become a major threat to unions across the country. These films focus on the battle that took place in Wisconsin. Find out what can be done to fight against right to work in the future and how the labor movement has responded to harsh organizing restrictions.

Films featured this evening: Overpass Light Brigade, We are Wisconsin.

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Program 31: Steel Mill and Miners Remember and Laundry Workers Speak
May
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Program 31: Steel Mill and Miners Remember and Laundry Workers Speak

  • Auditorium of the Lithographers Union, Local 1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On this evening, we will be taking a closer look at how a steel mill impacted the surrounding community and how its closure in 2012  leaves a mark for years to come, followed by an exploration of life as a laundry worker. 

Films featured this evening: Mill Stories: Remembering Sparrows Point, With Banners Held High  and the World Premier of Every Fold Matters

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Program 30: Girls in the Band and All Women Jazz Trio
May
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

Program 30: Girls in the Band and All Women Jazz Trio

  • Local 802AFM, Associated Musicians of NY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an evening filled with music, history, and female power and artistic expression. Girls in the Band  explores the lives and journeys of female musicians in the 1930s. Th e 7PM viewing will be followed by a performance by The Sherrie Maricle Trio - an all women trio led by Ms. Maricle, who is also featured in the film,  and an evening of dancing and mingling. Girls in the Band.

Get your ticket here for the 5PM viewing or for the 7:30 with an intermission set played by The Sherrie Maricle Trio - an all women trio led by Ms. Maricle - who is in this film.

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Program 29: Afternoon of Amazing Shorts
May
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

Program 29: Afternoon of Amazing Shorts

  • Auditorium of the Lithographers Union, Local 1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This will be a chance to view a few of the notable shorts from this year all in one block. 

Films featured: Overpass Light Brigade, Fight for 15, Sky Blue Collar, Judith: Portrait of A Street Vendor, Daughters of A Lesser God, Sovereign Paperwork, Somos Amigos

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Program 28: Fight Back Against Right to Work
May
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Program 28: Fight Back Against Right to Work

Right to Work has become a major threat to unions across the country. These films focus on the battle that took place in Wisconsin. Find out what can be done to fight against right to work in the future and how the labor movement has responded to harsh organizing restrictions.

Films featured: Overpass Light Brigade, We Are Wisconsin

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Program 27: South Asian Day in Queens
May
17
3:30pm 3:30pm

Program 27: South Asian Day in Queens

Screenings will focus on work life and organizing efforts in South Asia and in the South Asian Community here in NYC. Both on the production of something New Yorkers see every single day - manhole covers, withing the domestic worker community and a major work on the output of sweatshop employed child labor in Bangladesh.

Films featured: Claiming Our Voice, Cast in India, Mass e' Bhat

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May
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

Program 26: Activist Filmmaker Bootcamp

  • Auditorium of the Lithographers Union, Local 1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a training for aspiring as well as seasoned filmmakers who want to learn the ins and outs of making an activist political documentary. The bootcamp will be led by documentary filmmakers with years of hands-on experience to help participants understand the inner-workings of making an activist film. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from the best and get the skill sets you need to make your own film a reality.  Show what's happening on your job! Join us!

You can purchase your ticket on Eventbrite here, and RSVP here on Facebook. 

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Program 25: Poetry and Spoken Word Night
May
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Program 25: Poetry and Spoken Word Night

  • Auditorium of the Lithographers Union, Local 1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A night of poetry, spoken word and short films around the themes of workers, their lives and their fight to build and save their unions. There will also be a teaser preview performance focused on the lives of  laundromat workers in NYC because Every Fold Matters.

Films featured: Every Fold Matters, Workers' Theater in NYC, Comedian Lee Camp Tells You What!

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May
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Program 25 A: Screening at Local 3 IBEW Electrical Industry Auditorium, Queens

An encore presentation for our Queens audience will be held in the IBEW local 3 Electrical Industry Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Two films on electrical workers in Australia, fighting back against a reactionary government and a cautionary tale about the deadly nature of poorly trained temp workers.

Power State, A Day's Work

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Program 24: Food Chains and  Portrait of a Street Vendor
May
14
8:30pm 8:30pm

Program 24: Food Chains and Portrait of a Street Vendor

Judith: Portrait of A Street Vendor speaks to the daily struggles of a street vendor in New York City. Food Chains follows the food trail from farm to your table and highlights the role of exploited labor in our food chain and what we can do to end that exploitation.

Judith: Portrait of A Street Vendor, Food Chains

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Program 23: Food Chain Justice Day at #WUFF2015
May
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Program 23: Food Chain Justice Day at #WUFF2015

Battles for food chain justice highlight the issues of workplace rights for immigrants as well as the fight for a living wage for all workers in the U.S. and around the world. The Hand That Feeds is a prize-winning documentary about a courageous effort to empower workers who thought they were powerless to create change.

Guess Who's Coming To Breakfast, The Hand That Feeds

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Program 19: Protecting Tenants, Fighting for a Living Wage and the Reality of Homelessness
May
13
8:15pm 8:15pm

Program 19: Protecting Tenants, Fighting for a Living Wage and the Reality of Homelessness

Short films from CASA show how tenants organize for their rights. See how faith-based groups and justice organizations are uniting in NYC for a living wage. Then visit Wilmington, NC to see what the effects of the economic collapse caused by the banks has had on working people who lose their homes.

Films featured: CASA Films,  Faith and Justice Walk Together, Something You Can Call Home

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Program 18: Films About Care Providers
May
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Program 18: Films About Care Providers

A Time to Care  features the daughter of a Long-Term Care (LTC) resident and heartfelt accounts from PSWs and RPNs about the challenges they face providing quality care to residents. Sunset Cruise shows how the elderly and their caregivers often head into uncharted waters as they spend more and more time together in the client's declining years. CARE takes this personal story and expands upon it by following four caregivers, who must not only struggle with their clients' needs, but also with the limitations of long hours, lousy pay and meager benefits for themselves.

Films featured: Time to Care, Sunset Cruise, CARE

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Program 17: NY Premiere: Resistencia - Battle For the Aguan Valley
May
12
8:30pm 8:30pm

Program 17: NY Premiere: Resistencia - Battle For the Aguan Valley

Resistencia: In 2009, the first coup d'etat in a generation in Central America overthrew the elected president of Honduras. This film focuses on the turmoil that ensued when radical farmers of the Aguan Valley, working the palm oil fields of the most powerful oligarch in Honduras, decided it was time to take back their land.

Resistencia

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Program 16: The Struggles of Haiti, the Caribbean and Central America
May
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Program 16: The Struggles of Haiti, the Caribbean and Central America

Haiti: The Informal Economy and Poverty, Inc. focus in on the informal economy in Haiti and how the US economically policy negatively impacts developing countries through Non Governmental Organizations and their often misguided efforts at helping the poor overseas.

Films featured: Haiti: The Informal Economy and Poverty, Inc.

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Program 15: Global Issues of Survival, Cooperation and Child Labor
May
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Program 15: Global Issues of Survival, Cooperation and Child Labor

Daughters of A Lesser God and Rise of the Oppressed both focus on organizing in the textile and bangle industry in Pakistan, where child labor is rampant. Mass e' Bhat tells the story of a social worker in Bangladesh, from rural beginnings to urban life, as a way to shine a light on the ongoing exploitation of child labor.

Daughters of A Lesser God, Rise of the Oppressed, Mass e' Bhat

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Program 14: Global Issues of Survival, Cooperation & Bollywood Song
May
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Program 14: Global Issues of Survival, Cooperation & Bollywood Song

Cast in India reveals the workers behind the New York City manhole covers which are manufactured in India. Champ of the Camp, a massive production, shines a spotlight on working conditions in the harsh work camps of Dubai, where 17,000 South Asian workers distract themselves from daily hard reality by holding a Bollywood singing contest.

This screening is followed by a discussion and book sale with Erik Loomis, an assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island, who will be facilitating a conversation on "Global Issues of Survival, Cooperation and Bollywood Song". 

FIlms featured: Cast in India, Champ of the Camp

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Program 13: Frontline Films of the TWU & Workers Unite in the Mideast
May
11
4:30pm 4:30pm

Program 13: Frontline Films of the TWU & Workers Unite in the Mideast

Frontline Films from the TWU, A series of short films detailing frontline labor issue and solidarity events around NYC and the nation, from ace TWU national videographer, Mary Matthews.
Fire Lines - In the face of a major natural disaster - the 2010 Carmel Forest Fire - firefighters from Israel and Palestine put aside decades of suspicion and hostility to unite for a common goal. Is this a one-time fluke? Or can it show the path to a possible dialogue on wider issues?

Frontline Films from the TWU, Fire Lines

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Program 12: Encore Presentation: Pride!  & Remembering Salt of the Earth
May
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Program 12: Encore Presentation: Pride! & Remembering Salt of the Earth

Remembering Salt  The story of a small town in Canada that defied McCarthyism with a showing of the blacklisted movie Salt of the Earth.

Pride It’s the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families.  A fantastic retelling of some of the most critical moments in labor history - stirring!

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Program 11: Miners' Struggles Around the World, Past & Present
May
10
4:30pm 4:30pm

Program 11: Miners' Struggles Around the World, Past & Present

With Banners Held High celebrates the resilience and humour of miners and their wives and children who went through the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike. 

NY Premier Women of the Mine (Mujeres de la Mina)  Portrait of three women who live and work in the mines of Cerro Rico, Potosi, Bolivia - a symbol of colonial plunder. Work in the mines belongs to men, yet women are the most precarious and cursed link of the system. Three women open up their lives to us so we can discover their stories of struggle and resistance.

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Program 10: Stories of Heroic Women, Second Screening
May
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

Program 10: Stories of Heroic Women, Second Screening

Can't Wear a Wig Forever is a story of a young black women who was fired from a job and her attempt to navigate the path to further employment.
Claiming Our Voice: Domestic workers, members of Andolan, find their own power by acting out their stories of exploitation and abuse on the job.
She's Beautiful When She's Angry tells the stories of the brilliant and dedicated women who founded the Women's Liberation Movement and have kept fighting for its goals throughout the last 40 years.

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Program 9: Equal Rights, Equal Pay: Stories of Heroic Women Workers, First Screening
May
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Program 9: Equal Rights, Equal Pay: Stories of Heroic Women Workers, First Screening

Can't Wear a Wig Forever: A story of a highly qualified young black women who was fired from a good job and her attempt to navigate the rocky path to further employment. 
Judith: Portrait of a Street Vendor  takes us on an intimate journey into the daily life of Judith, a street vendor from Guatemala who lives and works in New York City.
She's Beautiful When She's Angry tells the stories of the brilliant and dedicated women who founded the Women's Liberation Movement and have kept fighting for its goals throughout the last 40 years.

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Program 6: Get By and A Day's Work
May
8
8:30pm 8:30pm

Program 6: Get By and A Day's Work

Get By explores the fight by municipal workers in Ithaca, NY to unite their community in the fight to get a living wage for their hard and dangerous work. A Day's Work is a searing indictment of the temp employment industry in the U.S., where workers are hired without benefits or training and left to fend for themselves - often with deadly consequences.

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Get By, A Day's Work

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