The Remembrance of Time Past
(12 min.) 2011 Iran By Sara Davani
This short film is about a working class young woman and her awakening in the midst of 1979 Iranian revolution.
It expresses the hopes and visions for many in the midst of the 1979 revolution and the eventual destruction of the democratic rights of women in Iran and the establishment of a theocratic regime.
Short discussion with the producer Sara Davani will follow.
Milk, Honey and Tomatoes
(25 min.) 2011 Palestine By Andre Kloer and Maaike Broos
This film is about the life of a young Palestinian boy who grows up to work for the rest of his life in the Jewish settlements as a cherry, date and tomatoe picker. These products are labeled and sold in Europe as “Made In Israel”.
Zidan and his friend Rachman go from settlement to settlement because this is the only jobs available to them. They are also exploited by employers to pay them below the minimum wage. http://www.march21.nl
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (1924-2006)
(77 min.) 2012 By Anne Lewis & Mimi Pickering
Anne Braden rejected her segregationist, privileged past to become one of the civil rights movement’s staunchest white allies. In 1954 she was charged with sedition by McCarthy-style politicians who played on fears of communism to preserve southern segregation. A relentless labor and political organizer, Braden fought for transformation and liberation throughout her life.
Anne Lewis will lead discussion after the film.
See also http://www.veteransofhope.org/bio.php?p=bio&vid=34 http://www.ket.org/civilrights/bio_braden.htm http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0308-01.htm http://www.annelewis.org/ http://www.folkstreams.net/filmmaker
,185 http://www.laborfest.net/2012/2012Films.htm#f6 http://www.laborfest.net/2012/2012schedule.htm