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|Laborfest: Films: Coca-Cola's Crimes & Braceros|
|Date||Wednesday July 07|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:30 PM|
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Little Roxie Theatre - 3117 16th St., at Valencia, San Francisco, near 16th St BART
Harvest of Loneliness - The Bracero Program (56 min.)
By Vivian Price and Gilbert G. Gonzalez (2010)
This film shows how the Bracero Program came about and who it benefited. There is now another effort to establish a Bracero Program. This striking documentary shows the lives of these workers who number in the millions and the great profits their labor made possible to farmowners.
Directors will attend screening and answer questions.
The Coca-Cola Case (81 min.)
By Carmen Garcia and German Gutierrez (2009) - Canada
This important film shows the struggle to get justice for the workers and their families at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Columbia. These workers have been terrorized, murdered and raped by the Colombian company owners in complicity with US executives and are fighting for a trial for these crimes in Florida. Over 1400 Colombian trade unionists have been assassinated for union activity in past years and US companies are intimately involved in some of these murders. Through interviews with the lawyers, the conspiracy of the Coca-Cola company to destroy unions and violate democratic rights is demonstrated as a threat to workers and people throughout the world and this film exposes these criminal connections.
It also shows the privatization of the water supplies for the profit of this multi-national.