Reel Work May Day Film Festival at CSUMB
- When: Friday, May 1, 2009, time TBA
- Where: CSUMB Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library, Seaside
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
This yearly festival returns to your very own CSUMB. Bringing you films that illuminate the lives of workers, and the ways in which unions unite to make change. (6:30pm April 23)"Workers Republic" is the documentation of the 2008 occupation of a Chicago based company, Republic Windows and Doors, by its laid off workers. They cling to the factory for severance pay, as well as for their future. Reminding us of Godard's classic Tout Va Bien, or Oil the book by Upton Sinclair. Speakers for this documentary include: Andrew Freund(filmmaker); and Armando Robles( UE Local 1110 President). (7pm April 27) Dos Americas: The reconstruction of New Orleans, is about Latino workers drawn to the city after Katrina. They find themselves struggling against other exploited groups. Also on the 27th is Bracero Stories. This one gives us a human face, and binds it to the concept of foreign "guest workers".
(Noon 5/1)The other feature, The Red Tail, follows a "working class nobody" on a trek to China. 4,400 aircraft mechanics wage war against Northwest Airlines. Meanwhile, Roy Koch, the laid of mechanic travels to China to meet his outsourced replacement. [JLu]
6:30pm. CSUMB Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library, Divarty Street at Fifth Avenue, Seaside. donation. 582-5045. http://csumb.edu/site/x4608.xml.