[act-ma] May Day Movie Festival (4/25-4/30)

alisa alisa.wind at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 18:34:36 PDT 2010

*May Day Movie Festival 2010
April 25th to April 30th (At encuentro 5 & Lucy Parson's Center)** *
Leading up to the May Day 2010 rallies and marches, join us across the city
for six days of movies and discussion on the topics of workers' struggle,
immigration, history, political analysis, and alternatives.

Festival Schedule:

*April 25th, Sunday*: (encuentro 5, 5pm)
'Land & Freedom' (1995) Persuaded of the necessity of helping the Spanish
Republicans in their fight against the fascist Nationalist insurgence, Carr,
a young unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party, leaves
Liverpool and travels to Spain to join the International Brigades.

*April 26th, Monday*: (encuentro 5, 6pm & 8pm)
6pm - 'Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary' (2005) Confronted by the
border patrol, vigilantes, and gangs, two friends travel without papers from
Nicaragua to the United States, accompanied by filmmaker, Arturo Perez

8pm - 'Made in LA' (2008) The remarkable story of three Latina immigrants
working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year
odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever

*April 27th, Tuesday*: (encuentro 5, 7pm)
'Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics' (2009) A new revolutionary
interpretation of political systems featuring Tom Ferguson, Noam Chomsky,
Michael Albert, et al. followed by discussion with producer, Charngchi Way,
and director, Jonathan Shockley, via Skype.

*April 28th, Wednesday:* (Lucy Parson's Center, 7pm)
'Sleep Dealer' (2008) presented by the Boston Interpreters Collective with
discussion by Edwin from Jobs with Justice. Set in a near-future,
militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual immigrant labor and a
global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers
risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of
technology. For more info, visit: Radical Film

*April 29th, Thursday:* (encuentro 5, 7pm)
Documentaries on the Zapatistas with a talk by internationally renowned
author, John Ross.

*April 30th, Friday:* (encuentro 5, 6pm & 9pm)
6pm - 'The Take' (2004) In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed
auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats, and
refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this
simple act - *The Take* - has the power to turn the globalization debate on
its head.
Followed by discussion with Pasqualino Colombaro of the Global Economics
Alternatives Network (GEAN).

9pm - '5 Factories: Worker Control in Venezuela' (2006) A unique perspective
on the Bolivarian experiment, examining the succeses and challenges of five
companies that have rejected traditional ideas of industrial management,
stressing the importance of non-hierarchical organization in the process of
social transformation.
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