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Global Labor Film Festival: Delray Beach, FL

15 Jan

May 15; Set for Life (68 minutes); Divide (22 minutes) & Never Got a Dime (14 minutes); Delray Beach, Florida

Hagen Ranch Road Public Library in Delray Beach, FL – 14350 Hagen Ranch Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446.
Main program (Set for Life) begins at 6 PM – the shorts screen from 4-5:30.

Set for Life (68 minutes)
Directed by: Susan Siprelle & Sam Newman
Follows three Baby Boomers who struggle to recover from the impact of losing their jobs in the Great Recession. They grew up in an era of optimism and prosperity, but now they find themselves trying to hang onto their homes, health insurance and hope. Over time, the three boomers successfully cope with the drastic effects of unemployment on their lives, but their futures are no longer secure, and they have lost their confidence in the American Dream.

Divide (22 minutes)
Directed by: Michael T. Miller and Maura Ugarte
Deep in the mountains of West Virginia, the hard-fought victories of the labor movement have been worn away. That is, until retired miner and union organizer Sebert Pertee decides to confront divisions of race and class rekindled by the 2008 presidential campaign. This amazing film touches on so many current themes that divide and unite our country – a must see!

Never Got a Dime (14 minutes)
Directed by: Shelby Hadden
Never Got a Dime is the story of Lilly Ledbetter, a former manager at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Gadsden, Alabama. On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extended the statute of limitations to reset 180 days after each discriminatory paycheck is issued. Ledbetter will always be remembered as a champion of women’s rights and equal pay.

Dan Tilson; 413-446-7776.

 

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