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Tatanka

Behind every activist that fought for civil rights or occupied Wall Street, there was a loved one who also sacrificed. Tatanka follows the bizarre and heartrending journey of one man whose unchecked idealism helped change the world but nearly tore his family apart. This is a very personal and provocative look at a turbulent and life-changing time in our history. Featuring Joan Baez, Cesar Chavez and Daniel Ellsberg.

Directed by: Jacob Bricca

http://www.tatankamovie.com/

 
 

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Nachtschicht (Night Shift)

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Directed by: Timo Grosspietsch
Documentary Feature (65 minutes)

A butcher, a post office worker, a taxi driver, a nurse and a deejay are accompanied during their night in Hamburg. Documentary filmmaker and cameraman Timo Grosspietsch observes with his camera in such a way that involves the audience immediately. It is a quiet film that leaves room for the people portrayed and depicts their workplace in carefully composed images. It documents the tough daily life of those whose jobs nobody really wants to do anymore.

 

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Front Line Films of the Transport Workers Union

Directed by: Mary Matthews
Documentary Shorts (60 minutes)
Mary Matthews (917) 664-9443
Mmatthews@twu.org

A short film series from all over the country by one of the labor movement’s pre-eminent current day
documentary filmmakers – Mary Matthews. Director Matthews, for the TWU International takes us right into the center of worker/labor battles being fought all over the country right now. These shorts will include:
TWU: FRONT LINES OF HURRICANE SANDY
TWU Local 100 and TWU Local 234 join forces in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
PRECIOUS CARGO: SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS ORGANIZE
School bus drivers and monitors join TWU in Burelson and Weatherford, Texas.
SUPPORT YOUR DEALERS
The casino dealers of TWU Local 721 In Las Vegas, NV secure contracts at Wynn Resorts and Caesars Palace.
TWU GET OUT THE VOTE
Philadelphia’s TWU Local 234  and New York City’s TWU Local 100 work together to help get out the vote in Pennsylvania.
NASA FIREFIGHTERS PROTEST HUGE CUTS & LOSSES
TWU Local 525 members fight 20% in salary cuts and retirement benefits for firefighters, paramedics and inspectors who work at the Kennedy Space Center.
THE AMERICAN WORKPLACE
This is the American Workplace, where you will spend most of your life. Hard work in America comes with an important promise.
I SUPPORT AMERICAN JOBS: DFW PROTEST
American Airlines employees unite in protest at Dallas/Ft. Worth airport over tens of thousands of proposed job cuts at the airline. AA mechanics, flight attendants, fleet service, community business people and local leaders speak out on how and why you can show your support.
THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE
Hard working TWU members keep American Airlines and American Eagle operations going every day – rain or shine. In spite of AMR’s bankruptcy, TWU members continue to perform as airline professionals, doing their best for our passengers every day, 24-7.
YOUNG WORKERS OF TWU
Young Workers in the TWU are trained the right way from the start.

 
 

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Maestra (2011)

Explores the experience of eight women who, as young girls, taught on the Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961.The film begins in 1961, when Cuba announced that they would eradicate illiteracy in one year. Over 250,000 citizens volunteered. Interviews, recorded testimonials, and powerful archival footage tell this story. The teachers lived with the families they taught, working alongside them in the fields during the day & teaching classes (often by lantern) at night. In the midst of the campaign, the Bay of Pigs was invaded, and in spite of the dangers and difficulties, their eyes sparkle as they share their stories and each of them insists this was the most important thing they had ever done.

Directed by: Catherine Murphy
catherine@theliteracyproject.org

http://www.maestrathefilm.org/

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In Dreamworks China

Directed by: Tommaso Facchin
Documentary Feature (56 minutes)DreamworksChina

In Dreamworks China, in the suburbs of Shenzhen, in Guangdong province, young workers talk about their lives, existences built on a precarious balance between hope, struggles and wishes for the future. Around them activists and NGO’s strive to give sense and meaning to words like rights, dignity and equity. This is an important film in understanding China in the age of Apple and Foxconn, the huge Chinese manufacturer of IPhones.  

 

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Fluoridegate: An American Tragedy (2013)

Directed by: David Kennedy
Documentary Feature  (65 minutes) 2013fluoridegate-an-american-trajedy

Fluoride, which has been added to the drinking water of most Americans for decades, turns out to be quite dangerous, according to the scientists and health officials in this film. Several of them lost their jobs for being whistleblowers. This film follows their efforts to clear their own names as well as to warning us about this industrial waste poison masquerading as a beneficial public service. The tragedy is that government, industry and trade associations are protecting and promoting a policy known to cause harm to our health. Eye opening.

http://www.fluoridegate.org/

 

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Edible City: Grow The Revolution (2012)

Directed by: Andrew Hasse
Documentary Feature (71 minutes) 2012edible-city-1

Edible City is a fun, fast-paced journey through the local Good Food Movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world. Edible City digs into the unique perspectives and transformative work of organizers and local working folks– from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies– finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems. Inspirational, down-to-earth and a little bit quirky, Edible City captures the spirit of a movement that’s making real change and doing something truly revolutionary: growing the model for a healthy, sustainable local food system.

http://www.ediblecitythemovie.com/

 
 

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