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Program 28: Films from the Frontlines! Apprentice Electricians Tell Their Stories (IBEW Local 3) - FREE

  • Workers United Multipurpose Room 7th Fl 305 7th Avenue New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

Apprentice Electricians Citizen Films Showcase (IBEW Local 3) - For the 3rd year, apprentice electricians from SUNY Empire State’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies are empowered to share a snapshot of their working lives by creating their own short 5-6 min films. Using only a smartphone, they are taught how to shoot and edit video in order to depict a personal truth that might otherwise be framed incorrectly in the mainstream media, where stories about workers and their unions are often distorted and not truthful. Our goal is to create 100,000 Citizen Journalists from the labor union side to help balance the stories about workers and their unions. (2019, approx. 1.5 hrs)