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Related Categories: San Francisco | Labor & Workers
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Laborfest: Film: Port Triumph
Date Wednesday July 25
Time 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorLaborfest
Location Details
ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Across 2d St from baseball stadium. Diagonally across King St from MoMo’s Restaurant. 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, go to stadium side of King St, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
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 2d Street, then 1 blocks south on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side; 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
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 2d Street, then walk 2 block South on 2d to King St, cross King Street to stadium side, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
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 AND from Van Ness on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Second St to Third and Townsend, so get off at 2d Street and Townsend, then 1 block south on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side. 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium.
Port Triumph (Puerto el Triunfo) 2017 (62 min.)

FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival
Directed by Jeffrey Gould
This film by Jeffrey Gould, a history professor at the University of Indiana, looks at an important labor struggle of shrimp workers at Port Triumph in El Salvador. El Salvador had a large shrimp industry, which mostly exported to the United States. More than 1,500 shrimp packinghouse workers, who were mostly women, organized and won important gains at Puerto el Triunfo (Port Triumph). As a result of the growing murderous repression, the union collapsed and the industry as well was decimated by the 1990s. The U.S.-supported civil war in El Salvador not only led the death of thousands of workers and their families but also forced many of these workers to escape to the United States This film provides a personal view of why workers from Central America have been forced to immigrate and their struggle for survival.
See also:
https://www.marxist.com/el-salvador-assasination-of-archbishop-romero.htm
(In 1980 when Archbishop Romero was assassinated, Democrat Carter was president, promoting same US imperialism as the Republicans.)
https://history.indiana.edu/faculty_staff/faculty/gould_jeffrey.html
http://www.laborfest.net/wp/event/port-triumph-puerto-el-triunfo-2017-62-min/

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