Where Are You Buddy? (25 min.) (2017) (Turkey) Directed by Kazim Kizil
With discussion - The Fight to Defend Academics and Journalists in Turkey
The growth of child labor in Turkey and around the world is exploding. The U.S. invasion of Iraq and Libya, the war in Syria, and now the U.S. supported bombing of Yemen, are creating millions of refugees, including many children forced to work. This film looks at the lives of these children from their own words as child workers. This new film from Turkey by director Kazim Kizil lets the children tell their own stories.
This will be followed by a discussion about the fight to defend the professors, teachers, and journalists who are under attack in Turkey by the Erodgan AKP government. Tens of thousands of teachers and public workers have been fired without a hearing or due process; many have been jailed, some have committed suicide, and others are on hunger strikes.
Sponsored by Solidarity Committee With The People Of Turkey http://www.freeacademicians.org
See also: http://www.laborfest.net/2017/2017Films.htm http://www.laborfest.net/2017/2017schedule.htm