March 31st, 2012
After months of outreach, screening and jurying, the team behind the first annual Workers Unite Film Festival, to be held May 4th, 5th and 6th in the heart of NYC, near Columbus Circle, is proud to announce the full schedule for the upcoming event will be released and hopefully online by April 1st!
We have built two nights in celebration of our recent heroes of the working people's movement - The NY Taxi Workers Alliance - recently chartered as the first new, national union in over fifty years by the AFL-CIO, is our honoree for Friday night May 4th, at 7PM. The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, will be our honoree for Saturday May 5th, for the whole day. We will celebrate their efforts to educate a new generation of active and informed labor leaders to carry on the decades old fight for worker dignity and worker's rights. We have a wonderful slate of films for both days.
Sunday May 6th is our celebration of "Films From the Front Lines," a variety of new films about current battles across the country and from around the world to fight for worker/labor rights as human rights and civil rights.
We have a full afternoon of films from Wisconisn, Ohio, Slovakia, Bangladesh, to right in our own backyards here in NYC - organizing drives to save jobs at an iconic cookie factory and the fight to get a fair shake for the hundreds of hard-working folks who make your lattes every morning.
So check out the schedule! Buy tickets! The festival order site will be up this week. Tell your friends!!!