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Laborfest: Opening Night-It's A Free World by Ken Loach (also 9 p.m.)

Saturday, July 05, 2008
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Victoria Theatre - 2961 16th Street, at Mission, San Francisco, near 16th St BART

For Laborfest's Opening Night feature this year is a movie by veteran film director, Ken Loach, which was voted Best Screenplay, Venice Film Festival 2007 and Best Film, Seville Film Festival 2007. Loach also directed Land and Freedom (Best Film, European Film Awards 1995) and The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Palm d'Or Winner, Cannes Film Festival 2006). See

On July 5 , there are two screenings, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. of
It’s A Free World (96 min) 2008 West coast Premier
Director: Ken Loach (England), Writer: Paul Laverty, Starring: Kierston Wareing, Juliet Ellis, Leslaw Zurek
Loach’s film, It’s A Free World, is about the business of immigrant exploitation. Angie a young women with a daughter sets up an illegal employment agency for immigrant workers in east London after she has been fired by her sexist boss. Operating from a pub in the neighborhood, Angie and her flat-mate, Rose, select casual workers from immigrants who turn up each morning searching for work. With millions of migrant workers throughout the world, this searing drama shows reality of “market capitalism” and the logic of ruthless entrepreneurship that is at the heart of our “free world.”

This film exposes the real economic conditions in a first world country for it’s migrant workers, their families and the lives of immigrant workers who are helping to build and make the country run. It also looks at how the reality of capitalism pits one worker against another and the cost of this system on working people. In light of the racism and race baiting by the corporate controlled media against immigrant workers in this country and the use of the ICE raids to terrorize workers, their families and the community this look at how the system operates economically is absolutely critical. The present ICE raids are now being organized not only to silence the millions of immigrant workers who have marched on May Day but also to smash organizing drives of unions seeking to represent these workers. For more, see
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