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Laborfest: Films: Blue Elephants, Driving for Hire
Date Friday July 08
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St., San Jose
Event Type Screening
Blue Elephants (14 min.) (2010) Directed by: Moritz Siebert

This film documents the every day lives of Indonesian and Nepali migrant workers who work for Malaysian contract manufacturers that produce goods for some of the world’s best-known brands. One-third of migrant workers in the Malaysian electronics industry are trapped in forced labor, a form of modern-day slavery, according to new research by Verité, an NGO working on supply chain accountability. Verité found that forced labor is present in the supply chains of a wide cross-section of household electronics brands, which use Malaysian factories to produce billions of pounds worth of goods every year.

Driving for Hire (1h. 25 min.) (2015) Directed by: John Han

This documentary made by SF cab driver John Han is a deep dive into the multiplicity of issues that have surrounded the contentious battle in California (and much of the rest of the world) between the cab industry and ride-service firms Uber and Lyft over the past several years: insurance, wages, wheelchair access and something that hasn’t received a lot of attention: The environmental cost of putting all those extra vehicles on the road.

The producer John Han will speak during Q and A.

See also:
Moritz Siebert, awards and nominations:
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 16th, 2016 6:33 AM

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