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LaborFest Benefit for SF Day Labor Program
Date Monday July 22
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts - 2868 Mission St./25th St
Event Type Screening
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JULY 22, MONDAY 6:30 PM Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts - 2868Mission St./25th St. $10-$20 (sliding scale) Benefit for SF Day Laborers, Film Screening, International Working Class Film & Video Festival "The Workers, Los Trabajadores" (48 min.) by Heather Courtney - USA (http://www.daylabormovie.com) This film by Heather Courtney will highlight the event with the San Francisco Day Laborers Program. These workers are fighting for a hiring hall and other conditions that will defend their integrity and work. "As the opening images of Austin filmmaker Heather Courtney1s deeply moving documentary flicker across the screen, we hear the insistent and monotonous sounds of manual labor: a pickax striking granite, hammers pounding nails into wood, shovels scooping up the earth. The sound of Austin day laborers at work effectively becomes the soundtrack for this film that follows two workers in particular as they struggle to make money to support their families living in other countries. One of the workers, Juan Ignacio Guterrez of Nicaragua says Austin is "growing but thanks to whom?" Literally millions of workers who are helping to build this country but have no rights as workers and as human beings. This film shows the daily reality of these workers. (http://www.daylabormovie.com)
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