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Laborfest: Films: Freeway Flyer & UDITA (Arise)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Next to baseball stadium. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation as follows:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fifth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to Second Street;
47 bus which starts at North Point at Fisherman’s Wharf, travels on Van Ness, 11th St, Bryant and ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend 2 blocks to Second Street;
10 bus which runs from 24th and Potrero, on Rhode Island to 26th St, on Cesar Chavez St to Dakota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, DeHaro, Rhode Island at 16th St, on Townsend to Second Street.

Freeway Flyer (45 min.) (2014) (USA) Directed by: Brad Rettele
More and more professors in the United States have been forced to become temporary workers going from job to job, in many cases without seniority or healthcare. This documentary focuses on the lives of these adjunct professors who are known as “Freeway Flyers”.
The privatization and deregulation of education has made it profitable for even public colleges and universities to make the majority of faculty temporary. This shows the lives of these workers. (Trailer)

UDITA (Arise) (75 min.) (2015) (Bangladesh) Directed by: Rainbow Collective
Bangladesh workers are rising up and this film shows the growing strength of workers and the trade union National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) . The documentary follows a turbulent half decade in the lives of women on the front line in the garment workers struggle: from 2010, when organising in the workplace would lead to beatings, sacking and arrests, through the tragedies of Tazreen and Rana Plaza, and to the present day, when the long fight has begun to pay dividends. We see this vital period through the eyes of the union’s female members, workers and leaders.
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