Program 20: NYC Premieres of Global Labor Films

  • Cinema Village 22 E 12th St New York, NY, 10003 United States

Tangled Thread

Suma Abadon and Kalpona Akter remind GAP about Aminul Islam, murdered for being a labor organizer

Suma Abadon and Kalpona Akter remind GAP about Aminul Islam, murdered for being a labor organizer

"Tangled Thread" chronicles labor rights activist Kalpona Akter's organizing efforts in Bangladesh’s garment industry before and after the Rana Plaza building collapse, which claimed the lives of at least 1,138 garment workers. It does so against the backdrop of two very different worlds: New York’s modeling industry, on the one hand, and Bangladesh’s garment industry, on the other. Produced by STZFilms. 11 minutes

Tears in the Fabric

A Documentary Film and Resource Website by Rainbow Collective and Openvizor. In Savar, Bangladesh, Razia struggles to raise two grandchildren after losing her daughters in the Rana Plaza factory collapse, a disaster which claimed the lives of over 1000 garment workers. One year on, Tears in the Fabric follows Razia as, amidst the struggle of raising and educating her grandsons, she searches for resolution and answers through protest on the streets of Dhaka and amongst the rubble and torn fabrics of Rana Plaza. Tears in the Fabric offers a starkly honest and deeply moving view of the human cost of high street fashion. 30 minutes

Q & A w/ speakers. Please go to www.raisingforrana.com to help these Bangladeshi families recover.

Listing of Workers Unite Film Festival as a part of the Global Labor Film Festival

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Other-News/Global-Labor-Film-Festival-Returns-in-May