|Labor Film Festival commemorating the Battle of Blair Mountain Centennial |
A one-day film festival was held at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center at Marshall University in Huntington, WV on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021, where selected films in each category were screened as part of the Battle of Blair Mountain Centennial event-series. Films were also screened online for those who could not be present at the event.
This labor-focused film festival showcased films from Central Appalachia that highlight the struggles, successes, and daily lives of workers. Some themes or topics included efforts to unionize, organizing for better living conditions, social justice, civil rights, wages & the company store, and many more.
This film festival is made possible by Marshall University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications and Video Production Program in the College of Arts and Media, and is being presented as part of the Battle of Blair Mountain Centennial Events in partnership with the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum.
You can read more details about the event and learn how to submit a film here.
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Festival Lead Organizer: Tijah Bumgarner, email@example.com
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