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Reel Work Labor Film Festival

2015 SCHEDULE

Admission to all events is by voluntary donation except where noted

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY EVENTS
MONTEREY COUNTY EVENTS
SAN JOSE EVENTS

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY EVENTS

Sunday, April 19

1 pm • Merrill College Cultural Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz

LEARNING FROM EL SALVADOR

(Bob Gliner, 2014, 60 min, El Salvador)
This Central American country shines in education, health care, agriculture and democratic governance.
Film screening is part of the statewide conference of the Salvadoran University Students Union (USEU).

Speaker: Bob Gliner, filmmaker

Saturday, April 25

8 pm • Quaker Meetinghouse, Santa Cruz

THE DARK SIDE OF CHOCOLATE

(U. Roberto Romano & Miki Mistrati, 2010, 47 min)
Human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry.

Sunday, April 26

Challenging the Prison Industrial Complex

7 pm • Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz

IMMIGRANTS FOR SALE

(Brave New Films, 2015, 33 min USA)
The prison industrial complex is profiting from undocumented immigrants.

WOMEN BEHIND BARS

(Al Jazeera, 2013, 25 min, USA)
Al Jazeera investigates the rapid growth of America's female prison population.

WHY SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IS A FORM OF MODERN DAY TORTURE

(Molly Crabapple, 2015, 5 min, USA)

The psychological and physical trauma that results from this arbitrary and overused practice.

Music: Mark Levy, singer & songwriter

Speakers: Tash Nguyen, Sin Barras; Misty Rojo, Justice Now; Linda Evans, All of Us or None; Mayra Chavez, Students Informing Now; Mike Smith, Retired Peace Officer

Monday, April 27

7 pm • Veterans Memorial Building, Santa Cruz

UNMANNED: America's Drone Wars

(Robert Greenwald, 2013, 63 min, USA)
The US’s drone wars and its effect on soldiers, citizens and foreign policy.

Speakers: VFW members Steve Bare, Harry Meserve, and Jesse Silva

Tuesday, April 28

Workers Memorial Day

7 pm • Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz

A DAY’S WORK ⇒ World Premiere! ⇐

(Dave DeSario & David M. Garcia, 2014, 54 min, USA)
A temp worker is killed on his first day at work. Who’s fighting abuse of temps?

Speakers: Dave DeSario, filmmaker; Gail Bateson, Executive Director of Worksafe; Eric Berg, Cal/OSHA Acting Deputy Chief for Health; Alejandro Rayburn, Organizer for Teamsters Local 890; Nancy McCormick, Labor Liaison for Federal OSHA, Region 9

Wednesday, April 29

7 pm • Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz

WHAT THE HELL IS A LABOR UNION? ⇒ World Premiere! ⇐

(Paul Russell Laverack, 2014, 57 min, USA)
LA hospitality workers and Swedish citizens illustrate this lively primer.

SOMOS AMIGOS

(Carlos Solano, 2013, 12 min, Spain)
At crunch time, who’s more important? Your friend or your job?

NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION: HARD TO STOMACH

(ROC, 2 min, USA)
Spoof on NRA ads by Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United.

HOT CARGO

(Isis Feral, 2014, 8 min, USA)
Historical footage of the 1984 International Longshore Workers Union Local 10 anti-apartheid boycott, and the
1986 community blockade of South African cargo that followed.

Speakers: Paul Russell Laverack, filmmaker; Howard Keylor, International Longshore Workers Union Local 10; Hector Azpilcueta, Secretary-Treasurer of UNITE-HERE Local 483

Thursday, April 30

7 pm • Del Mar Theater, Santa Cruz

FOOD CHAINS

(Sanjay Rawal, 2014, 83 min, USA)
Florida farmworkers’ 1¢ a pound Fair Food program targets the global supermarket industry.

Speakers: Tim Galarneau, UCSC Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems; Maisie Ganzler, Vice President of Strategy for Bon Appétit Management Company; Steve McKay, Director, UCSC Center for Labor

Friday, May 1

International Workers Day

4:30 pm • Clock Tower, Santa Cruz

RALLY TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY

Speakers and open mic.


7 pm • Cabrillo College, Watsonville

CESAR’S LAST FAST

(Richard Ray Perez & Lorena Parlee, 2014, 110 min, USA)
César Chávez’ protest to end pesticide poisoning of farmworkers and their families.
Film is in English with Spanish subtitles.

Speaker: Mark Weller, Californians For Pesticide Reform, Strawberry Working Group
Invited speaker: Lauro Barajas, UFW Regional Director

Saturday, May 2

3 pm • Live Oak “Green” Grange, Santa Cruz

SOIL, STRUGGLE AND JUSTICE

(Andreas Hernandez, 2014, 73 min, Brazil)
Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement

Speaker: Charlotte Casey, Landless Movement activist

 

8 pm • Quaker Meetinghouse, Santa Cruz

STOLEN CHILDHOODS

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

Sunday, May 3

11 am • Nickelodeon Theater, Santa Cruz

PRIDE

(Matthew Warchus, 2014, 117 min, USA)
True story of London gay activists supporting Welsh mineworkers’ strike.

Speakers: Triangle Speakers

 

3 pm • Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz

AMANDLA! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

(Lee Hirsch, 2003, 103 min, South Africa)
How song sustained the struggle to end apartheid.

Music: Santa Cruz Peace Chorale, Aileen Vance Director

Speaker: Stephen Zunez, Professor of Politics and International Studies, University of San Francisco

MONTEREY COUNTY EVENTS

Friday, April 17

6 PM • Hyatt Regency Hotel, Monterey

Annual Labor Awards Dinner

Monday, April 27

7 pm • National Steinbeck Center, Salinas

THE SALINAS PROJECT ⇒ Salinas Premiere! ⇐

(Carolyn Brown, 2014, 86 min, USA)
Profiles of young people from immigrant farmworker families of Alisal in East Salinas.

Speaker: Carolyn Brown, professor, journalist and filmmaker

Tuesday, April 28

2 pm • CSUMB Coast Hall, Room 104, Seaside

THE SALINAS PROJECT

(Carolyn Brown, 2014, 86 min, USA)
Profiles of young people from immigrant farmworker families of Alisal in East Salinas.

Speaker: Carolyn Brown, professor, journalist and filmmaker

Thursday, April 30

8 pm • CSUMB Tanimura and Antle Library, Room 1188, Seaside

AMANDLA! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

(Lee Hirsch, 2003, 103 min, South Africa)
How song sustained the struggle to end apartheid.

Speaker: Karen Davis, CSUMB Professor

Friday, May 1

Noon • CSUMB World Languages and Cultures–North, Room 106, Seaside

WHAT THE HELL IS A LABOR UNION?

(Paul Russell Laverack, 2014, 57 min, USA)
LA hospitality workers and Swedish citizens illustrate this lively primer.

Speaker: Paul Russell Laverack, filmmaker
Invited speaker: Hector Azpilcueta, Secretary-Treasurer of UNITE-HERE Local 483

SAN JOSE EVENTS

Friday, March 27

7 pm • San José Peace & Justice Center

SOIL, STRUGGLE AND JUSTICE

(Andreas Hernandez, 2014, 73 min, Brazil)
Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement.

Speaker: Charlotte Casey, Landless Movement activist

Friday, April 24

7 pm • San José Peace & Justice Center

FOOD CHAINS

(Sanjay Rawal, 2014, 83 min, USA)
Florida farmworkers’ 1¢ a pound Fair Food program targets the global supermarket industry.

Speaker: TBA

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