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International Working Class Film and Video Festival (Night 8)
Date Thursday July 29
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorLaborFest 2004
Location Details
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St. (near 25th St.)
International Working Class Film and Video Festival (Night 8)
July 29 (Thursday) 7:00 p.m. $5
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"Fiat Respect!"
A film by Regan Brashear, 2002 (34 minutes)
This film shows the historic action of the Coalition of University Employees' strike in 2002, when thousands of clerical workers for the first time showed their power. It also exposes the role of the Regents of the University of California in their concerted efforts to break unions and prevent workers from winning decent working conditions and benefits.
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"Commemoration of the Merger"
A film by Kazmi Torii, 2004 (32 minutes)
Black AFM Local 669 and white AFM Local 6 merged into one musician's local in 1960. This year, the members held a commemoration. Mixing music with oral history, this film reveals a hidden part of San Francisco's racial and labor history and the struggle for equal union rights. Members of merged Local AFM 6 will be in attendance.
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"Fire on Pier 32"
A film by Jack Rasmus, 2003 (70 minute excerpt)
This video is a recording of the first full-length theatrical production about the San Francisco General Strike and the founding and evolution of the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union, the ILWU. The video features new labor songs written for the play and more than thirty historical photos of the strike.
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Other films and videos will also be shown this evening.

LaborFest 2004 is a month of film, music, poetry, theater, talks, tours, and other events celebrating labor, our history and future. Held every July since 1994, LaborFest commemorates San Francisco's 1934 General Strike. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.laborfest.net
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jul 15th, 2004 8:32 PM
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