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The Labor Film Database lists nearly 2,000 films and videos, searchable by title, director, actors and/or keywords (see search window at right). We’ve also categorized the database (at right, below “Categories”) and you can check out our tag cloud (also at right) to make it easier to find films and videos about the topics you’re interested in. Many of the entries also include trailers and film stills. Categories include: Highly Recommended Labor Films; Labor Film Festivals; New/Just Added; Available Online; Genre; Occupation/Type of Work; Themes.

Recent additions include “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “The Workers Cup” and “Robot Somnambulism.”

HELP BUILD THE DATABASE! The Database is a handy resource for labor film festival programmers and anyone interested in films about work, workers and worker’s issues.We’re constantly updating the database with films new and old and welcome your suggestions for additions; just complete the comment form (see “Leave a Reply” below).  

 

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  1. evanjones2016

    February 25, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Hi I just noticed Chris Garlock’s piece on Counterpunch June 2013 ‘Screening the Class Struggle’. Very impressed that you’ve been doing festivals on this theme in DC for some time.
    I’ve been interested in this genre for decades, not least after seeing Harlan County USA when it came out; also the Great Sit-Down Strike of 1937(can’t find a reference to that – not sure if it was the BBC production), Rosie the Riveter documentary, etc..
    I’ve just written a piece lamenting the ‘sanitisation’ of coverage in the films shown at the French Film Festival in Australia, a big cultural events in Australia, early March each year.
    Too many rom coms, manufactured love/family conflict stories, not enough of coverage of labour struggles, social struggles and political skulduggery, even though France is drowning in it.
    The FFF 2016 did show one excellent film in the labour struggle genre – Brizé’s La loi du marché (preferably translated literally). That film deserves to go on your list.
    But 2015/16 saw a slew of documentaries madein France on labour/social struggles, etc. which the FFF ignored (even though I had made suggestions to the organiser in August).
    Most notably François Ruffin’s Merci Patron (which as its Wikipedia entry shows, attracted large audiences in France).
    Cheers
    Evan Jones
    evan.jones@sydney.com.au

     

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