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|Laborfest: The 1968 Film Movement & Independent Media Today|
|Date||Friday July 25|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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ILWU Local 6 Hall 255 9th St. near Howard, San Francisco (near Civic Center BART, 2 blocks south of Market), on 19 Polk bus line
Panel with Connie Field and Peter Gessner
The movements during 1968 also brought new filmmakers into action and these panelists will recount the filmmakers of the time. How they were organized, how they produced their work and what they were able to accomplish in showing the struggles and battles of the period. The importance of understanding this history of independent filmmaking is especially important today with the development of the Internet and the potential to broadcast these works around the world. The forum will also look at how a mass movement today will propel independent film and videographers.
The forum will also screen "Finally Got The News," a film by Stewart Bird, Rene Lichtman and Peter Gessner, about the Dodge Revolutionary Workers Movement in Detroit and Peter Gessner will discuss this work. This is a forceful, unique documentary that reveals the activities of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers inside and outside the auto factories of Detroit.