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|Laborfest: Mother of Fukushima, Living as Brothers, Newspeak|
|Date||Friday July 19|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Redstone Building - 2940 16th St. at Capp, San Francisco (16th St BART)
Newspeak (25 min) 2011 UK
By Ken Fero
This important documentary looks at the role of the corporate media, and how it plays a powerful propaganda role in not only supporting wars around the world, but also attacking working people. The ideology and propaganda power of the Murdochs of the world is clearly the focus of the film, and it goes into the method of how the issues are framed to build support for endless war and continuing attack on working people.
Mother of Fukushima (17 min.) 2013 USA
By Kazmi Torii
This documentary tells the story about the Japanese Fukushima mothers, who are fighting to protect their children and have been lied to about the dangers of radiation, and even where the plumes were that contaminated them and their families. This is about the real cost of the Fukushima meltdown to the people of the region, and what it means to them and us in the United States, where 104 nuclear plants continue to operate.
Living as Brothers (90 min.) 2012 Canada
By Kevin Fraser
Kevin Fraser, in his film Living As Brothers, exposes the lives of migrant workers from Jamaica, brought to Ontario, Canada to work the crops. These are the migrant workers who produce our food, and like many migrant workers around the world, these workers face discrimination and exploitation but are struggling to support their families. Their solidarity and brotherhood is a powerful bond that keeps them together in trying times.