Shift Change (70 min. 2012) USA
By Mark Dworkin & Melissa Young
Shift Change documents workers running their own factories or businesses from Mondragon in the Basque Country in Spain to the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives in San Francisco that are independent worker owned and managed cooperative bakeries. This movement is challenging the corporate ideology that only billionaires and their executives can run a business.
The producers will be introducing the film as well as a representative from Arizmendi Coop.
One Shot, One Kill (102 min. 2009) Japan
By Yukihisa Fujimoto
This story is about the lives of US marines and how they are trained. From the inside, we see how the US military trains its young workers to carry out the US international agenda from the inside. The film was produced by Japanese director Yukihisa Fujimoto who has focused much of his work on the occupation of Okinawa and the cost of that for the people of that island. Most of these Marines are young workers who are seeking to break the cycle of poverty in the US by getting a job in the military. 80% will be sent to the front lines in Afghanistan and the many other wars the US is fighting.
See also: http://arizmendi.coop/ http://www.laborfest.net/2013/2013Films.htm#f10 http://www.laborfest.net/2013/2013schedule.htm