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Program 9: 'We Have Our Ways' and NYSNA Night of Shorts, 'The 39th'

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

NYSNA Shorts - Films from the New York State Nurses Association.

Year in Review 2017: Nurses are Superheroes - NYSNA's 2017 Convention focused on theme of the "Patient Defenders" and this video takes an innovative approach to the genre of the year-in-review video. (2017, 6 min)

Harlem Hospital Murals - For Black History Month, NYSNA nurses in our public health system learn the history of Harlem Hospital's mural preservation project. (2018, 6 min)
Innovations in Organizing: The Albany Medical Center Campaign - Nurses helped defeat a vicious anti-union campaign to win a landslide union victory through the use of progressive digital strategies. (2018, 2 min)

We Have Our Ways - In a dystopic but recognizable America, street riots are common, tap water is undrinkable, and you’re lucky if you get health insurance. Regina keeps her head down to just get by, especially at work. As a customer service rep for Alleviate (“Keeping you healthy tomorrow, today”), she must reject health coverage for desperate callers all day in order to do her job. But when her younger cousin Abigail is in need of a criminalized medical procedure, she must decide what price she’s willing to pay for justice. (2018, 15 min)

Picket Line - One week before Donald Trump was elected, 700 workers—many of whom were Trump supporters—walked out of the Momentive chemical plant in Waterford, NY, sparking a 105-day strike. In the wake of his win, the striking workers reflect on the election and Trump's advocacy for union-busting legislation.  (2017, 9 min)

Lulu Land - Edie Falco explains how fake Democrats, a.k.a. the IDC, are handing New York State to the Republicans and what you can do about it in this stunning video. (2018, 3 min)

The 39th - Amidst political scandal and fiscal crisis, 26-year-old activist Will Guzzardi believes that he can mobilize a movement to upend Illinois' dysfunctional political system.  But he chose to run against the daughter of one of the best connected politicians in Chicago - and he establishment is not going to let her go down without a fight.  The 39th follows Guzzardi as he grows up, from activist to politician, and learns what it really takes for an outsider to win - and govern - within a political machine.  (2015, 31 min)