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Tears in the Fabric

A Documentary Film and Resource Website by Rainbow Collective and Openvizor. In Savar, Bangladesh, Razia struggles to raise two grandchildren after losing her daughters in the Rana Plaza factory collapse, a disaster which claimed the lives of over 1000 garment workers. One year on, Tears in the Fabric follows Razia as, amidst the struggle of raising and educating her grandsons, she searches for resolution and answers through protest on the streets of Dhaka and amongst the rubble and torn fabrics of Rana Plaza. Tears in the Fabric offers a starkly honest and deeply moving view of the human cost of high street fashion.

Directed by: The Rainbow Collective, UK

http://www.rainbowcollective.co.uk/#!tears-in-the-fabric/c1zdc

 

 

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Under The Bus

Anthony has driven a school bus in Staten Island, New York for twenty-four years. His plans to retire suddenly grind to a halt when the Union (ATU 1181) goes on strike in response to a contract dispute with the City of New York. The film follows Anthony and his fellow drivers to the picket line, where they find themselves battling harsh winter weather, a media blackout, Union politics and a Mayor who refuses to negotiate.

Directed by: Peter Hass & Keif Roberts

http://underthebusfilm.blogspot.com/

 

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Truth Through A Lens

A stunning feature length debut by an SVA Soc Doc MFA graduate, Justin Thomas, who follows the evolution of Brooklyn street kid, subway train tagger and local community organizing legend, Dennis Flores. Dennis had the courage to pick up a camera, when he saw his neighbors being physically abused for simple demanding decent housing and better treatment by the local police. Of course Dennis himself quickly becomes the target of those for whom telling the truth is not necessarily considered part of the daily job.

https://www.facebook.com/truthlens2014

 

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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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