Film



  • July 5 @ 7:00 pm
    at ILWU Local 34 Hall

    Film: American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs

    Free | by Yale Strom | Eugene Victor Debs is unknown to most people in the United States, yet, he is one of the most important working-class figures in our history. Debs was a railroad worker during the 1877 national railway strike in July. This strike took place when the railroad bosses cut the wag...




  • July 7 @ 7:00 pm
    at 518 Valencia

    Film: Ludlow, Greek Americans In Colorado Coal War (71 min.) 2016

    Free | Producer: Frosso Tsouka, Director: Leonidas Vardaros | The racist war on immigrants in the US has a long history and this film tells the story of Greek Americans and other immigrants who came to work in the mines of Colorado. This film shows the conditions that these miners and their children...




  • July 8 @ 7:00 pm
    at 518 Valencia

    Film: Fascism inc. (83 min.) 2014

    Free | Producer: Frosso Tsouka, Director: Aris Chatzistefanou | Following the film, producer Frosso Tsouka and San Francisco State professor Zeese Papanikolas will discuss the economic and social developments in Greece and the rise of Golden Dawn and other neo-nazi groups.




  • July 10 @ 7:00 pm
    at ILWU Local 34 Hall

    Film: Divided We Fall (90 min.) 2016, The Great Sitdown (52 min.) 1976

    Free | "Divided We Fall", Director: Katherine Acosta, "The Great Sitdown", BBC Documentary | Scott Houldieson, Vice President UAW 551 Ford Assembly Plant Chicago, Illinois, will introduce the film “The Great Sitdown” and discuss the relevance today.




  • July 12 @ 7:00 pm
    at ILWU Local 34 Hall

    Film: Killing Floor (114 min) 1984

    Free | Producer-Writerr: Elsa Rassbach | Director: Bill Duke (1985 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award) | One hundred years ago, a critical struggle was taking place in the slaughterhouses in Chicago to organize a union. This powerful dramatic film focuses on the Polish and African American wo...




  • July 13 @ 6:00 pm
    at Berkeley City College Auditorium

    Comme des Lions “Like lions” Lets Fight Like Lions (115 min.) 2016

    Free | Director: Françoise Davisse | This documentary film traces the struggle of workers of the PSA plant in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a poor suburb of Paris, against management’s threat to close the plant. The title comes from the slogan of the strikers, “Let’s fight like lions!” The conflict is ...




  • July 13 @ 7:00 pm
    at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

    Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike : The River Ran Red (58 min.) 2012

    Free | by Steffi domike & Nicole fauteux (The River Ran Red) and Jimmy Kelly (music) | Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker’s musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people i...




  • July 14 @ 7:00 pm
    at San Jose Peace & Justice Center

    Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike : The River Ran Red (58 min.) 2012

    Free | by Steffi domike & Nicole fauteux (The River Ran Red) and Jimmy Kelly (music) | Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker’s musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people i...




  • July 15 @ 10:00 am
    at Santa Cruz Public Library

    Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike : The River Ran Red (58 min.) 2012

    Free | by Steffi domike & Nicole fauteux (The River Ran Red) and Jimmy Kelly (music) | Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker’s musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people i...




  • July 19 @ 7:00 pm
    at ILWU Local 34 Hall

    Film: I, Daniel Blake (96 min.) 2017, UK

    Free | Director: Ken Loach, Screenwriter: Paul Laverty | I, Daniel Blake by Director Ken Loach and writer Paul Leverty is an important film on the destruction of the lives of workers and their families in the “welfare system”. Blake is a carpenter who has a heart attack and is then forced to go ...




  • July 21 @ 7:00 pm
    at First Unitarian Universalist Church

    Film: Island of Shadows : (98 min.) 2016, S. Korea

    Free | Director: Jeong-keun Kim | “Island of Shadows” shows the history of Korean Hanjin shipyard workers to defend their health and safety building a union. They built one of the most industrialized countries in the world yet now face the destruction of their lives because of company unions and...




  • July 23 @ 7:00 pm
    at ILWU Local 34 Hall

    Film: Watsonville On Strike (65 min.) 1989

    Free | Director: Jon Silver, with Jon Silver & Frank Barnacke | In September 1985, 1,500 Teamster-organized, mostly immigrant women cannery workers walked out on the two largest frozen food companies in the United States — Watsonville Canning and Richard A. Shaw Frozen Foods in Watsonville, Califo...




  • July 24 @ 6:00 pm
    at Plumbers Hall

    The River Ran Red : (58 min.) 2012 / And Report on Labor in the Schools

    Free | Director: Steffi Domike and Nicole Fauteux, and Labor in the Schools | The violence that erupted at Carnegie Steel’s giant Homestead mill near Pittsburgh on July 6, 1892, caused a congressional investigation and trials for treason, motivated a nearly successful assassination attempt on Fric...




  • July 25 @ 7:00 pm
    at 518 Valencia

    Film: Where Are You Buddy? (25 min.) 2017, Turkey

    Free | Director: Kazim Kizil | With discussion - The Fight to Defend Academics and Journalists in Turkey: The growth of child labor in Turkey and around the world is exploding. The U.S. invasion of Iraq and Libya, the war in Syria, and now the U.S. supported bombing of Yemen, are creating millions o...




  • July 26 @ 6:00 pm
    at SF Main Library – Koret Auditorium

    Film: Bridging Urban America (87 min.) 2016

    Free | Director: Basia Myszynski and Leonard Myszynski | This biography celebrates Ralph Modjeski, the chief engineer for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Modjeski designed bridges that had significant impact on urban development and commerce. The film is a tribute to innovative engineering and...




  • July 28 @ 7:00 pm
    at 518 Valencia

    Film: Care (60 min.) 2016 / Panel of Homecare and Disabled Care Workers

    Free | Director: Deirdre Fishel & The Defense of Our Elderly and Panel of Homecare and Disabled Care Workers | A panel discussion follows after the film: Brett Miller, SEIU 1021; Brad Wiedmaier, SEIU Local 2015 California long term care; moderated by David Duckworth SEIU 1021.




  • July 30 @ 6:00 pm
    at ILWU Local 34 Hall

    Film: Iron Moon (84 min.) 2015, China / Play On (83 min.) 2017, S.Korea

    Free | Director: Xiaoyu Qin and Feiyue Wu (Iron Moon), Director: Gyuri Byun (Play On) | The new film from China Iron Moon is a powerful artistic view of the massive industrialization of China through the eyes and words of the workers who have made the new China. At Foxconn, which has over 200,000 wo...