Archive 2004 Schedule 2004 Films 2004 Speakers & Filmmakers

May Day Labor Film Festival

• SCHEDULE • 2004

Admission at all events is by voluntary donation

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Nickelodeon Theatre, Santa Cruz • Noon

Modern Times
(Director: Charlie Chaplin, 1936, digitally restored 2003, 87 min)
Man molded to the machine age.

Dana Frank, author, labor historian

Cabrillo College Forum, Aptos • 7 pm
Theme: Municipal Workers Organizing

A Day´s Work, A Day´s Pay
(Producer: Jonathan Skurnik, 2002, 57 min)
NYC welfare-to-work program participants organize for better conditions.

At the River I Stand
(Producer: CA Newsreel, 1993, 56 min)
Memphis sanitation workers strike supported by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Debora Bone, President, Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers
Cliff Leo Tillman, Jr., President, Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Monday, April 26, 2004

Community Television Studio, Santa Cruz • 7 pm
Theme: Workers in a World Economy

Shots on the Docks
(Producer: Steve Zeltzer, 2003, 28 min)
Longshoremen fired on during peaceful protest in Oakland.

Miami 2003: Your Tax Dollars at Work
(Director: Lisa Mastramico, 2003, 12 min)
Well funded police protecting free trade over free speech.

Friends or Foe
(Produced by Labor News Production, Seoul, Korea, Director: Jiyoung Lee, 2003, 119min)
Korean telecom workers' 517 day protest of downsizing.

Steve Zeltzer, founder, Labor Video Project

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Kresge Town Hall, UCSC • 7 pm
Theme: Local Filmmakers, Local Struggles

Fiat Respect
(Director: Regan Brashear, 2003, 30 min)
Live footage of the historic statewide strike by CUE and AFT at UCSC.

Not for Sale: Lessons from the Dump Sodexho Campaign at UCSC
(Filmmakers: Sabina Gonzalez & Max Krochmal, 2004, 12 min)
UCSC staff, faculty & students join to boot multi-national food service corp off campus.

Starting with Health Care: Building Solidarity in the Safeway Struggle
(Filmmakers: Evelyn Richards & Jamie Radenbaugh, 2004, 15 min)
Local community and labor support for 70,000 striking grocery workers in So. Cal.

The Making Of Mr. Smith Goes to Obscuristan
(Producer: Ideas In Motion, 2002, 30 min)
San Francisco Mime Troupe's process of creating a play.

Members of the San Francisco Mime Troupe collective
Panel of local filmmakers: Regan Brashear, Sabina Gonzalez,
Max Krochmal, Evelyn Richards & Jamie Radenbaugh

Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Workers Memorial Day

Del Mar Theatre, Santa Cruz • 7 pm

(Director: Claude Berri, 1993, 170 min., French w/ subtitles)
Classic French film of coal miners' stuggle.

Paul Ortiz, teacher, author


Thursday, April 29, 2004

Stevenson College Dining Hall, UCSC • 7 pm

Made In Thailand
(Directors: Eve-Laure Moros and Linzy Emery, 1999, 33 min)
Oppressive factory work leaves women no choice but to organize.

The Hidden Face of Globalization
(Producer: National Labor Committee, 2003, 34 min)
Bangladesh sweatshops produce for Disney and Wal-Mart.

Love, Women, and Flowers
(Director: Marta Rodriguez, 1988, 58 min)
Women workers stand up to the toxic flower industry in Colombia.

Marta Rodriguez, director of Love, Women & Flowers
Sabina Gonzalez, National Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) Co-coordinator

Friday, April 30, 2004

Cabrillo College Watsonville Center Forum, Watsonville • 7 pm

Love, Women, and Flowers
(Director: Marta Rodriguez, 1988, 58 min)
Women workers stand up to the toxic flower industry in Colombia.

Uprooted: Refugees of the Global Economy
(Directors: Sasha Khokha, Ulla Nilsen, Jon Fromer, and Francisco Herrera, 2001, 28 min)
Corporations' devastation of third world countries forces workers to emigrate.

Marta Rodriguez, director of Love, Women & Flowers
Francisco Herrera, producer of Uprooted

Saturday, May 1, 2004
International Workers Day

Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz • 1-3 pm

International Workers Day Peace Luncheon

Sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Chapter of the United Nations Association.

Brian McWilliams, past President of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union
Mexican food will be served for a donation of $7-10.
For more information call 425-7618.

Location to be announced, Santa Cruz • 5:30-7 pm

Reception for Haskell Wexler & Ian Ruskin

To reserve tickets to the reception, call 831-469-3848.

The Rio Theater, Santa Cruz • 7 pm

From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks
(Actor: Ian Ruskin, 60 min)
A one-man play portraying Harry Bridges' passion, struggles and sense of humor.

The Bus Riders Union
(Director: Haskell Wexler, 1999, 86 Min)
LA's poor and minority bus riders organize, Transit Authority takes notice.

Brian McWilliams, past President of the ILWU
Ian Ruskin, actor portraying Harry Bridges
Haskell Wexler, cinematographer for Matewan, Bread and Rosesand many others

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