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Laborfest: Film: Bisbee ’17
Date Monday July 02
Time 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Event Type Screening
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.
Bisbee ’17 (119 min.)
Directed by Robert Greene (2018)
The hidden history of the American working class is exposed in this new film. This film is centered around the attack on immigrant copper miners, who in July 12, 1917, were rounded up and illegally deported out of the town by placing them in cattle cars. The train eventually ended up in New Mexico where the miners were later incarcerated by the US military. The Mexican and European workers had been organized by the IWW in the midst of the 1st world war when the price of copper was skyrocketing. The mine companies also used a group called the ‘loyalty leaguers’ to charge that the miners had actually been infiltrated by the Germans who the US was at war with. The film interviews members of families in the town and even residents whose families later returned to the town.

Today as immigrant bashing is the new “normal” and the organized terrorism against Mexican workers and their families and children is now government policy, this film resonates that racism, ethnic cleansing and immigrant bashing goes back over a hundred years ago.
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5 Nominations:
Sundance Film Festival 2018 Grand Jury Prize
Cleveland International Film Festival 2018
CPH:DOX 2018
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2018

Robert Greene has many awards and nominations at
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Born: May 25, 1976 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Robert Greene is a filmmaker and writer. He was named one of the 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014 by The Independent. Robert received the 2014 Vanguard Artist Award from the San Francisco DocFest. Robert's most recent film is the critically-acclaimed Actress. His last film, Fake It So Real, was named one of the 15 best films of 2012 by Richard Brody... See full bio »

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