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International Working Class Film Festival

Friday, July 06, 2007
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
(415) 642-8066
Location Details:
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street, midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill

Presented by LaborFest



In 2001 Tijuana suffered a recession as trans-national corporations, looking to cut labor costs even further, left for Asian countries. In the global marketplace workers are mere commodities. American capitalism has been addicted to cheap Mexican labor since the U.S. conquest of Mexico in the nineteenth century. The filmmakers, Vicky Funari and Sergio DeLa Torre, gave several women workers in Tijuana video cameras to make a record of their lives, giving this documentary the intimate feel of video diaries. While the film offers a stark portrayal of the collective cost of unbridled capitalism on the lives of working people and their families and the local environment, it also tells an inspiring story of the struggle for justice and dignity.

My Bicycle

In this documentary by filmmakers Esra Var, Seda Özdemir, Ercan Çof, and Tolga Sert, we learn about the living conditions and stories of temporary workers from a 13-year-old boy from Turkey. He comes to Eskisehir, a big city in Turkey, every spring to work as a temporary beet worker.

No Te Rajes

A peaceful civil-disobedience movement took over the heart of Mexico City for 49 days in 2006. This film by Caitlin Manning provides background and context for the current wave of social movements in Mexico.

Estamos Aqui

The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) initiated a one-day strike at all the University of California campuses in April of 2005. At U.C. Santa Cruz, students and workers physically shut down the campus for hours as thousands blocked two entrances to campus. This film gives an inside look at this historic event. Blending interviews with custodians and dining hall workers and on-the-ground footage at the picket line, this film gives an inside look at the historic events of April 14, 2005, and the militancy of UCSC students and workers that made the strike successful.

Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible on 28th Street.

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our Humanist Tea House.

$5 donations are accepted.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 7:42PM
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