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2016 Global Labor Film Festival (4th annual)

Twelve films, eight cities and four countries comprise the fourth annual Globa2014_GLF_Finall Labor Film Festival.

The Global Labor Film Festival is organized by labor film festivals around the world who each screen a labor-themed film of their choice during the month of May, chosen because May 1 — International Workers’ Day — is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries.

The Global Labor Film Festival showcases the growing worldwide scope of nearly three dozen film festivals focused on films about work, workers and their issues and was first conceived at the second annual International Conference of Labor Film Festival Organizers at the 2012 DC Labor FilmFest, both of which are organized by the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO.

Anyone doing labor-themed screenings in May – or interested in doing so in 2016 — is welcome to join the Global Labor Film Festival; email

2016 Global Labor Film Festival participants
Barre, Vermont: May 22: How Green is My Valley; Old Socialist Labor Party Hall
Buenos Aires, Argentina: May 5: La Mujer de Barro (The Mud Woman); Construir Cine International Film Festival About Work
Campinas, Brazil: May 04: Greediness; Brazilian International Labour Film Festival / Mostra CineTrabalho
Honolulu, Hawaii: May 1: Where To Invade Next & Hole Hole Bushi: Hawaiian/Japanese Canfield Songs; LaborFest Hawaii
London, England: May 8 Jose Marti: The Eyes of the Canary; London Socialist Film Co-Op
Marília, Brazil: May 24: Active Life; Brazilian International Labour Film Festival / Mostra CineTrabalho
New York City, New York: May 11: A Bold Peace, Thailand’s Seafood Slaves, & Limpiadores: Workers Unite Film Festival
Santa Cruz, CA: May 1: When Voices Meet; Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival
Washington, DC: May 23: Joe Hill; DC Labor FilmFest