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Laborfest: 3 movies on Mexico, South Africa and Korea

Date:
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF (near 16th St BART)

3 movies from 3 important areas of labor struggle
1. Mexico
Un Poquito De Tanta Verdad (A Little Bit of So Much Truth) (93 min) 2007, By Jill Friedberg, Winner of Grand Prize, International Documentary Film Festival, Santiago, Cuba; First Prize Encuentro Hispanoamericano de Documental Independiente, Mexico City, Mexico; Special Jury Prize, Intl. Documentary Film Festival Tres Continentes, Caracas, VZ; Grand Prize, Miradas en el Movimiento 2008, Oaxaca, Mexico
This film shows the role of the fight for community/labor control of media in the struggle in Oaxaca in 2006 and 2007. We look at workers, peasants and activists fighting to get their voices on the airwaves about their struggle for survival and justice.
See also
http://corrugate.org/corrugate/films

2. South Africa
Dear Mandela (6 min) 2007, By Dara Kell & Christopher Nizza
Winner of ‘Outstanding Filmmaker Award’ representing Africa at Pangea Day
The promise according to Nelson Mandela was that the end of the South African apartheid regime would resolve the housing crisis. Instead, the lack of proper housing and the destruction of housing by the government has worsened qualitatively the living conditions for millions of South African people.This short film follows three teenagers as they are targeted by the South African police for defending their right to housing.
See also
http://sleepinggiantfilms.wordpress.com

3. Korea
The Deported (22 min) 2007 By Musgtaque Ahmed (Mahbub), Korean Migrant Media
The story of the struggle of Bangladeshi and Nepali workers in South Korea and the effects of the government crackdown on these immigrant workers. The Korean Confederation of Unions KCTU has recognized migrant workers unions as part of their federation. These workers learn about the Korean labor situation and become conscious about the fight for justice and economic rights.
See also:
http://www.mfasia.org/mfaStatements/Statement15-KCTUActionAlert.html or contact migrantact [at] gmail.com
See also
http://www.laborfest.net/2008schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jun 15, 2008 5:51PM
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