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Laborfest: Films on Labor in Israel, Brazil & Haiti
Date Tuesday July 06
Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Little Roxie Theatre - 3117 16th St., at Valencia, San Francisco, 1 block from 16th St BART
Event Type Screening
Who Will Pick The Avocados? (22 min.) (2007) - Israel
By Shiri Wilk
An international trade union delegation studies the labor market in Israel’s agricultural sector. The six delegates hail from the US, Spain, Germany and Thailand. Invited by The Workers Advice Center, they witness a sector that is manipulated by profit-driven personnel companies in a context of volatile political conflict. The Israeli filmmaker presents the hardships of three groups: local Arab women, thirsty to improve their life by finding work; Thais who arrive bonded by huge debts, ready to compete for jobs at any cost; and Palestinians stuck behind the separation wall.

On The Track of The Struggles (26 min.) (2010) - Brazil
By Ana Cristina Silva, Rodrigo Correia
GM workers challenge the strong alliance between GM, Public Authorities and the Press to make working hours flexible. This video shows strong assemblies led by the trade-union in front of GM plant challenging the “campaign” against workers’ rights under the disguise of job creation. All this happens in the city of Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, where GM has a plant that hires 8,000 autoworkers.

Conlutas In Haiti (12 min.) (2010) - Brazil
By Ana Cristina Silva, Rodrigo Correia
Brazilian trade unionists of Conlutas visit Haiti after the earthquake, from March 30th till April 3rd 2010. Devastating images of Port au Prince exposes the “Humanitarian Aid” efforts led by UN and other rich countries. The exploitation of cheap labor is addressed as well. Conlutas, a new Labor Federation, leads a Campaign against the occupation of Haiti led by the Brazilian military, and for Workers’ Aid to Haitian Workers.
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