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Laborfest: Films on Japan & New Orleans
Date Thursday July 08
Time 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Little Roxie Theatre - 3117 16th St., at Valencia, San Francisco, 1 block from 16th St BART
Event Type Screening
34 Years of Struggle (61 min.) (2007) - Japan
By Zenkin Motoyama Union & Video Press
Japan’s labor movement has a long tradition of struggle although the corporate media help censor these battles. This film is about the longest strike in the history of Japan at the Motoyama plant in Sendai, Japan. The plant owner, which manufactured valves, fired some of the strongest union members and the workers were locked out for over 12,000 days until they finally won their jobs back. This is one of the longest struggles for labor justice in the world and ended with a victory.
zenkinmotoyoyama [at]

Three Years Post Katrina (5 min.) (2008)
By Colette Washington & CNA
The video produced three years after Katrina looks at the affect of the hurricane on the healthcare system and the healthcare crisis today. Over 65% of the people in New Orleans have no healthcare insurance and the government still refuses to re-open the Charity Hospital which employed 5,000 healthcare workers and provided care for those without health insurance in the region. The hospital was built by the WPA and a campaign is still going on to re-open it.

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