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May Day Labor Film Festival

• SCHEDULE • 2005

Admission to all events is by voluntary donation.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Nickelodeon Theatre, Santa Cruz • Noon
The Yes Men

(Directors: Dan Ollman & Sarah Price, 2003, 83 min)
Changing the world one prank at a time.
Speaker: Paul Ortiz, teacher, author

Monday, April 25, 2005

Studio C, Communications Bldg., UCSC • 1 pm - 3 pm
Sponsored by UCSC Film and Digital Media Department
Activist Film Presentation

Presenter:
Saul Landau, filmmaker

Cabrillo College Forum, Aptos • Two shows: 1 pm & 5 pm
Sponsored by Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 4400
Picture Bride

(Director: Kayo Hatta, 1994, 98 min)
Hawaii, 1918: Japanese immigrant farmworkers seeking the American dream.

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

(Producer: David Redmon, 2005, 61 min)
East meets west—revelers linked with sweatshop workers.

Open The Road To The Women Fighters (Paso a Las Luchadoras)
(Producer: Ojo Collective, Argentina, 2004, 33 min)
Argentine women workers take up the struggle for liberation by their own hand.

Speakers: Kazumi Torii, videographer
Steve Zeltzer, founder of LaborNet

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The Attic, Santa Cruz • 7 pm
Sponsored by Santa Cruz County Chapter of the United Nations Association
Stolen Childhoods

(Producer: Len Morris, 2003, 85 min)
The tragedy of child labor around the world and some reasons for hope.

Speakers: Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Festival Director, UNA Film Festival
Pharis Harvey, Senior Program Consultant, Stolen Childhoods

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Kresge College, UCSC • 7 pm
Esperanza Del Barrio

(Filmmaker: Sabina Gonzalez, 2004, 17 min)
East Harlem street vendors organize to empower immigrants.

Since Salazar

(Filmmakers: Leilani Montes & Victoria Fong, 2005, 15 min)
Ruben Salazar, unsung trailblazer for unfiltered news coverage.

Rainbow Theater Performance

A production designed to increase awareness of the cultural climate.

Eyes On The Fries

(Filmmakers: Casey Peek & Jeremy Blasi, 2004, 21 min)
Young workers in the service economy.
Speakers:
Sabina Gonzalez, Leilani Montes, and Victoria Fong, filmmakers

SJCC Room GE 205 7 pm
Sponsored by San Jose City College and the SJCC Labor Studies Program
Bread and Roses

(Director: Ken Loach, 2000, 110 min)
Based on Justice For Janitors organizing campaign in LA.
For information: 408-298-2181 x2575 or e-mail: info@reelwork.org

Thursday, April 28, 2005
Workers Memorial Day


College 8 Red Room, UCSC, Santa Cruz • Noon
The Relevance of the Wobblies Today

Public lecture on the IWW, the Industrial Workers of the World

Paul Buhle's book, Wobblies!, will be available here for 20% discount!
Speaker: Paul Buhle, labor historian
Respondent: Archie Green, author, storyteller

College 8 Red Room, UCSC, Santa Cruz • 1:30 pm
Lewis County: Hope and Struggle (work in progress)

(Filmmaker: Anne Fischel, 2005, 90 min)
Commemoration of an attack on the IWW Documentary, the Centralia Massacre.
Speaker: Anne Fischel, Filmmaker

Sin Fronteras Book Store, Santa Cruz • 5-6:30 pm
Wobblies, A Graphic History

A pictoral history of the IWW by 25 artists.

Reading & book signing by Paul Buhle, author

Del Mar Theatre, Santa Cruz • 7 pm
Proclamation to honor Reel Work and the 100th Anniversary of the IWW
presented by City of Santa Cruz Mayor Mike Rotkin

The Take

Filmmakers: Avi Lewis & Naomi Klein, 2004, 87 min)
Argentine workers take back their abandoned factories.

Speakers from Argentina: Cecilia Sainz, lead field analyst for The Take
Ernesto "Lalo" Paret, activist member, Movement of Recovered Factories
Emcee: Dana Frank, teacher, author

Friday, April 29, 2005

County Board of Supervisors Chambers, Santa Cruz • Noon
Almost Broken

(Producer: Christine Pietz, 2005)
The workers comp disaster in California.

Cabrillo College Watsonville Center Forum, Watsonville • 7 pm
Esperanza Del Barrio

(Filmmaker: Sabina Gonzalez, 2004, 17 min)
East Harlem street vendors organize to empower immigrants.

Since Salazar
(Filmmakers: Leilani Montes & Victoria Fong, 2005, 15 min)
Ruben Salazar, unsung trailblazer for unfiltered news coverage.

Rainbow Theater Performance

A production designed to increase awareness of the cultural climate.

Eyes On The Fries
(Filmmakers: Casey Peek & Jeremy Blasi, 2004, 21 min)
Young workers in the service economy.

Speakers: Sabina Gonzalez, Leilani Montes, and Victoria Fong, & Casey Peek, filmmakers

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Cabrillo College Watsonville Center Forum, Watsonville • 7 pm
Sponsored by Santa Cruz County Women's Commission
Theme: Women and Walmart: Local and Global Impact
Fighting Wal-Martization (world premier)
(Filmmaker: Steve Zeltzer, 2005, 26min)
Communities resist neo-colonialism in their neighborhoods.

Made In Thailand
(Directors: Eve-Laure Moros and Linzy Emery, 1999, 33 min) Oppresive factory work leaves women no choice but to organize.
Invited panel speakers: NOW representatives, labor organizer, Wal-Mart advocate

Sunday, May 1, 2005
International Workers Day


Town Clock, Santa Cruz • Noon
Sponsored by Art & Revolution
International Workers Day Parade

Speaker: Fred Hirsch

Poet & Patriot Pub, Santa Cruz • 1:00 pm
The Wobblies

(Director: Stewart Bird and Deborah Shaffer, 1979, 89 min)
100 years of the Industrial Workers of the World.
Discussion following the film on the future of the labor movement.

Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen Street, Santa Cruz • 6:00 pm
Sponsored by the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council

Wal-Mart's War On The Workers
(Producer: UFCW, 2004, 15 min)
Just exactly how perniciously anti-union can a corporation be?

International Workers Day Dinner
Union members and friends celebrate with humor, song and repast.
All welcome! For info and RSVP: 831-633-1869 or download flyer

Speakers: Phil Angelides, California State Treasurer
Deborah Burger, President, California Nurses Association

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