Labor-Community Film Screenings

Some recent films include:

October 29,2022: The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales
In this feature-length, personal essay documentary, filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail Disney grapples with America’s profound inequality crisis. The story begins in 2018, after Abigail encounters workers at the company that bears her name struggling to put food on the table. Could she, a descendent, with no role in the multinational conglomerate, use her famous last name to help pressure Disney and other American corporations to treat low-wage workers more humanely? Believing her conservative grandfather, Roy Disney, (Walt’s brother and company co-founder) would never have tolerated employee hunger at “The Happiest Place On Earth”, Abigail reexamines the story of modern American capitalism from the middle of the last century, when wealth was shared more equitably, to today, when CEO’s earn upwards of 800 times more than their average employees. What happened? What Abigail learns-about racism, corporate power, and the American Dream, is eye-opening, unexpected, and inspiring in that it begins to imagine a path to a fairer future for everyone.

January 27, 2021: 9to5: The Story of a Movement 
LEARN is partnering with UALE for a virtual Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of 9to5: The Story of a Movement featuring opening remarks by director Julia Reichert and secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, Elizabeth H. Shuler, and a post-screening panel with Karen Nussbaum, founding director of 9to5, District 925, SEIU, and Working America; Valarie Long, International Executive Vice President of SEIU; and Adriana Alvarez, a worker leader from Fight for $15.

April 2, 2019: Heather Booth: Changing the World
In cooperation with CIWO, CWW and LSER, Heather Booth visited campus for a lunchtime discussion with faculty and community members and spoke to an evening class after a film on her life and organizing activities.

October 4, 2018: The Care Revolution
Organizing Home Health Care Workers in cooperation with the Center for Women and Work, Bob Bussel, Director of the Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon, introduced his film in collaboration with Sonia De La Cruz, Division of Culture, Arts and Communication, University of Washington – Tacoma. Followed by Q & A with Director.

December 3, 2018: Prairie Trilogy
The three short films in Trilogy tell the story of the North Dakota Nonpartisan League’s campaign to curb the abuses of Eastern grain, banking and railroad trusts and build a socialist “cooperative commonwealth” in the northern plains.

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