DC Labor FilmFest
Not only is Big Brother now watching your every move, the government is also preventing you from speaking out. New full length documentary tells the dramatic stories of four people who were silenced and the journalists who were finally able to get their voices heard.
Introduced by Danielle Brian, Executive Director of the Project on Government Oversight (POGO); Q&A with Tom Tamm, the former attorney in the United States Department of Justice Office of Intelligence Policy and Review who blew the whistle on warrantless NSA surveillance consisting of eavesdropping on U.S. citizens. Screening May 6, 6:30pm at Busboys & Poets (5th & K location); click here for more details. Part of the first-ever Global Labor Film Festival (see below).
Global Labor Film Festival Launches on May Day
The first-ever Global Labor Film Festival kicks off on May Day 2013, as labor film festivals from around the world launch more than a dozen screenings of labor films, from the classics like Salt of the Earth and Reds to brand-new films like Dreamwork China, Harvest of Empire and The War on Whistleblowers. The Global Labor Film Festival is an opportunity to showcase the growing worldwide scope of more than two dozen film festivals focused on films about work, workers and their issues. Labor film festivals around the globe will screen a labor-themed film of their choice during the month of May, chosen because May 1 — International Workers’ Day — is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries. Click here for full details.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Welcomes the 2012 DC Labor Film Festival:
"Art sometimes allows us a vantage point to see those sparks around us. And art can certainly bring alive the struggles of the past. By witnessing the stories of those struggles, we can learn from them. We can imagine similar transformations today..." said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaking in October 2012 at the opening of the DC Labor Film Festival in October 2012. Read Trumka's introduction to "We Are Wisconsin" or watch video of the intro above. Video shot/edited by Steve Zeltzer.
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2012 DC Labor
- DC Labor FilmFest Reaches Out (Union City, 8/3/2012)
- From the Picket Line to Online (Union City, 8/21/2012)
Your Local Labor FilmFest (Union
SAG-AFTRA of Washington & Baltimore
AFGE - Creative America - IAFF 36 - IATSE 22 - IBEW - NNU - UFCW 400 - WTU 6
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Labor FILMS Database
A searchable database of over one thousand labor-themed films, this database also hosts information about other labor film festivals from around the world. Is something missing? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
Click here to view the complete selection of films previously featured at the DC Labor FilmFest from 2001 through 2012!