STARTS FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 10TH, 2019 6:30PM @ CINEMA VILLAGE NYC OVER 60 FILMS
From May 10-23, the country's largest worker/labor union themed film festival will feature 60+ films and events across Manhattan & Brooklyn. This year's dual themes are the fight to defend Democracy from an ignorant anti-worker tyrant as well all workers fighting to defend their rights to unite. #RightToUnite
EXTRA Special Event: SAG-AFTRA & WGA EAST HOST A PANEL ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR LOW BUDGET FILM UNDER A UNION CONTRACT - SPECIAL GUESTS & THE FILM - THE MANHATTAN FRONT - 5/15/19 @ 6:00 PM @ Cinema Village (22 E 12th St).
NEW YORK - The Workers Unite Film Festival returns for its eighth season from May 10 to 23, 2019, with a slate of films from the U.S. and around the world focused on the struggles and triumphs of the labor movement, immigrant and refugee rights at work and the insanity of a militarized border with Mexico (Undeterred). We see how some retirees in NYC find community in a special place post-work lives (Somewhere To Be). We call out climate and water polluters, who kill workers with full prior knowledge (The Devil We Know), feature a zombie-comedy that targets anti-art corporate control (Final Cutz) and workers who run for office and strike and win! (50 Days: The 2018 Chicago Hotel Workers' Strike, and Councilwoman). We get to see two major union drives in action - (Dear Walmart), five years in production and still fighting it out and (Union Time: Fighting for Workers' Rights) - and winning! In NC!! Also, a full evening devoted to the vicious attacks against for-hire drivers and their livelihoods (Uberland, Run The Meter, and Freedom to Drive) with the actively organizing Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) as hosts.
These are but the first few films from an incredible line-up of powerful and motivational films over the next two weeks, starting May 10th.
We are not like any other film festival out there. We focus on workers, their lives and their struggles to organize, build their unions and come together to create lives of dignity, fairness, opportunity and health and safety on the job. Join us to see stories ignored by the mainstream media. Make a donation if you can to support the festival and to keep the voices of workers and artists who support them active and fighting for social and economic justice every single day. Go to our site, to Eventbrite, Facebook or Instagram and follow us, learn more and join us on Friday May 10th for the start of two weeks of films, music and theater about the success, struggles and battles still to be won, by Workers Uniting Everywhere!