The Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF) is presenting an exciting lineup of FREE films! In conjunction with the festival, the North Simcoe Muskoka and District Labour Council is sponsoring a film night at the Georgian College Orillia Campus theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
CLiFF is Canada’s first national film festival. Taking place annually during Labour Film Month, CLiFF provides free screenings of films made by, for and about workers around the world.
The following films will be shown at Georgian on Nov. 30:
Breathtaking – This film takes on the asbestos industry through a moving and personal investigation into the death of a woman’s father from a rare cancer, and the confounding present-day use of asbestos in Canada and other countries that continues to exact a human toll.
Locked Out – This David and Goliath story reveals how 560 unionized miners in California refused to accept wage and benefit cuts by their employer, Rio Tinto, a giant multinational mining company.
Triangle: Remembering the Fire – This film marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the story of a great uprising of young women, whose protest ended tragically. The film also stands as a cautionary tale about the dangers of returning to the attitudes of the Gilded Age.
Visit www.labourfilms.ca for more information or contact Doris Middleton at 705-238-8003.
The Simcoe County Elementary Teachers Federation just forwarded a cheque for $250.00 dollars for us to replenish our strike fund. Pretty impressive. Thank you Simcoe County Elementary Teachers Federation!!!