Glen Pearcy passed away May 31. An Academy Award nominated filmmaker based in Barnesville, MD, his work focused on social justice, labor rights, and progressive politics. "Instead of making bundles of money, Glen chose to make dozens of films promoting workers struggles ---and dozens more gently prodding workers and their union leaders to try the newest most effective ways of organizing and advocating," said longtime friend Ron Carver at a July 2 service. Pearcy's films included "Fighting for Our Lives," about the United Farm Workers Movement struggles against police brutality in 1973, and "Fasanella" about labor artist Ralph Fasanella, both of which have been screened at the DC Labor FilmFest. Click here to see Pearcy’s photo documentation from the front lines of the freedom struggle in Montgomery from March 15 to 19, 1965 and here for his obituary in The Washington Post.
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