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Laborfest: Film: The Strike and Uprising, USA
Date Friday July 13
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
518 Valencia, San Francisco. 16th St BART.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorLaborfest
The Strike and Uprising, 2017 (66 min.) U.S.A.

FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival
Directed by Anne Lewis
This new film by Anne Lewis and associate producer Laura Varela, A Strike and an Uprising, illuminates two major moments in Texas labor history: the Pecan Shellers Strike of 1938 led by young communist Emma Tenayuca, and the Jobs With Justice campaign that coalesced around anti-Black racism at Stephen F. Austin University of 1985. Through the lens of participant interviews and the changes to their lives, this film ties together past history with today’s struggles, including the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue at UT-Austin. Anne Lewis will present her film.
Anne Lewis was associate director of the Academy Award winning 1976 movie, Harlan County USA. For her movie history, see:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1112501/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
See also:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Tenayuca (Emma Tenayuca later obtained a degree from San Francisco State University.)
http://www.laborfest.net/wp/event/the-strike-and-uprising-2017-66-min-by-ann-lewis/
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 19th, 2018 6:34 AM