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Morristown: A film about the working class response to globalization

Date:
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Time:
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Andrea Buffa
Location Details:
Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street (near Mission Street)., San Francisco

LaborFest and the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education Present:

Morristown: A film about the working class response to globalization, from Tennessee to Mexico.

Saturday, July 7, 7 PM
Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street (near Mission Street)., San Francisco
$5 admission

Filmed in the mountains of east Tennessee, interior Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez, Morristown is a one-hour documentary about the impact of corporate globalization, free trade and immigration policy on working people’s lives. In factories, fields, union halls, Mexican stores, city parks and employment agencies, working families speak intimately about their lives, work, disappointments and dreams. The documentary travels to the U.S.-Mexico border to create a deeper understanding of factory flight out of Morristown, Tennessee, and to interior Mexico to look at the forces that cause immigration. It also documents poultry workers’ courageous efforts to organize to address their problems, and ends with a stunning union victory at a large processing plant in Morristown. (Click here for a YouTube clip of the documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1tdfW0ccOY)

Post-film discussion with Cheryl Brown, a Labor Specialist with the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education. Cheryl collaborated on the making of the Morristown film and worked with many of the communities featured in the film when she was an organizer at the Tennessee Industrial Renewal Network.

Morristown is screening with two other films: Uncommon Knowledge and The New Los Angeles. For details on these films, see http://www.laborfest.net/2007schedule.htm#7

LaborFest: To find out about the other exciting events that are part of this year’s LaborFest, go to http://www.laborfest.net/

UC BERKELEY CENTER FOR LABOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu
Added to the calendar on Fri, Jun 22, 2007 5:09PM
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