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|Laborfest: Films: Harry Bridges; 1919 Winnipeg General Strike|
|Date||Thursday July 16|
|Time||5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
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Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th St., at Valencia, San Francisco, 16th St BART
On Strike: The Winnipeg General Strike, 1919 (19 min.) Canada 1991
By Joe Macdonald and Clair Johnstone Gilsig
This film provides the background about why the workers in Winnipeg were forced out on strike and the individuals on both sides of the struggle. The attack on the strikers on June 21, 1919 led to death and the defeat of the workers despite their bravery and just cause.
Harry Bridges, A Man And His Union (58 min.) 1992 US
By Bari Minnot
Harry Bridges was a critical and central figure in the San Francisco General Strike and this documentary provides a vivid view of his life and response not only to the issues in the strike but also to the massive effort to deport Harry Bridges starting in 1939 for accused of being a member of the Communist Party. This film, narrated by Studs Terkel, using footage of the strike and his role is indispensable in showing the wit, humor and character of the founder of the ILWU.
Winner of Columbia-Dupont Award, the Golden Gate Award for Best Documentary at the San Francisco Film Festival, and the Gold Special Jury award at the Houston Film Festival. Nominated for 1993 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.