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Program 19 - Global Labor Solidarity Day! Shorts Program

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

To Help Us - An animated short explaining everything you need to know about how we are exploited by the 1%. (2015, 2 min)

Thailand Seafood Slaves - Over two and a half years after one of Thailand’s most high profile human trafficking cases generated international attention around the plight of the men forced to fish in a brutal seafood industry, EJF’s most recent investigation in Kantang has uncovered that abusive employers and corrupt officials continue to operate with impunity, trafficking networks remain unbroken and fishers are still at sea – trapped in an endless cycle of debt, exploitation and abuse. (2016, 14 min)

Every Row A Path- In the berry fields of Washington State’s Skagit valley, migrant teenage girls struggle to balance family and school with back-breaking agricultural work. Statistically, they are destined to fail, but five young women are determined to beat those odds. A collaboration between documentary filmmaker, Jill Freidberg, and the migrant youth of Mount Vernon, Every Row a Path opens a window onto the daily struggles and triumphs of being young, migrant, and female in rural America. (2015, 29 min)

If You Could Walk In My Shoes - Roberto Marquez is an artisan from Ecuador, who immigrated to the United States over 14 years ago. He has been living and working in New York City as a shoe cobbler, and is an undocumented immigrant. In 2013, Roberto, and his wife Maria, welcomed a baby girl into their family. A first-generation American Citizen. Roberto struggles to support his family, here and abroad. In spite of the odds they are up against, he reflects on his own life, and the future he wants for his family. (2015, 27 min)

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