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Laborfest: Films: We Are The 99%; The Crab Factory Ship
Date Friday July 27
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Marine Firemen's Hall - 240 2nd St. near Howard St., San Francisco. Montgomery St BART/Muni Metro. All buses and trains on or under Market and Mission Street to Montgomery or Second Street. Buses: 10, 12.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
We Are The 99 % (26 min.) Australian
By Shabnam Hameed
This film was taken over two months at Zuccotti Park by Australian trade unionist Shabnam Hameed. It shows the views of participants in the Occupy movement and what their visions are. They face repression as they are brutally attacked and evicted. This raises questions about whether it is possible to create a “just society” within the US.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un3v6qbZw9o
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(Between the films, there will be a panel discussion on labor film festivals around the world)
Panel On Labor Film Festival Around The World, Where They Are And Where They Are Going
Labor Film Festivals and LaborFests are popping up throughout the country and the world. This panel will include activists and organizers of these film festivals who will discuss what they have learned and what is happening on the ground floor.
Speakers:
•Geraldine Hecker-Popov, San Pedro Labor Fest
•Chris Garlock, Washington DC Labor Film Festival
•Mehmet Bayran, LaborFest Turkey
•Representative from LaborFest San Francisco
•Jon Garlock, Rochester Labor Film Series
•Representative from ReelWorks
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Kani-Kou-Sen (The Crab Factory Ship) 110 min. (1953) Japan
By Director-Writer Sou Yamamura, based on the novel by Takiji Kobayashi
This film never before screened in the US is about the horrendous conditions of a crab factory ship. The migrant workers lived and worked under hellish conditions and some died from management abuse. They unite and fight back against their exploitation. The author of the novel, Takiji Kobayashi, was arrested by Japanese police and was killed by intense torture at the age of 29 in 1933, four years after he wrote Kani-kou-sen.
See also:
http://www.dclabor.org/ht/d/ProgramDetails/i/23256
http://sanpedronewspilot.com/events/san-pedro-labor-fest-celebrating-labor-artists-artists-who
http://rochesterlabor.org/filmseries.html
http://www.reelworks.org/rw/about/mission/
http://www.laborfest.net/2012/2012Films.htm#f6
http://www.laborfest.net/2012/2012schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Friday Jun 22nd, 2012 8:40 AM

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