Film + Labor: UC Berkeley Labor Center Fall Documentary Film Series

UC Berkeley Labor Center

The Long Ride: Film Screening & Director Talk
October 12, 2017 | 5:00-7:30 PM
UC Berkeley, LeConte Hall, Room 4

The Long Ride chronicles the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride and follows the progress and setbacks as immigration rights activists seek justice for immigrant workers and push for passage of comprehensive immigration reform. With the Freedom Riders as our navigators, The Long Ride follows the action as events surrounding this controversial issue continue to unfold. The film puts a human face on the issue and examines the human costs as lawmakers consider overhaul of the U.S. immigration system.

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CARE Documentary Film Screening & Panel Discussion
November 7, 2017 | 6:00-8:00 PM
2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

Care delves deep into the world of home elder care through the eyes of both paid caregivers and their elderly clients. The film reveals that despite long days taking care of others, care workers often struggle to feed their own families. Providing quality care for an aging population will require reimagining how we value and compensate care workers and how we support families who need their services.

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Union Time: Film Screening & Director Talk
November 9, 2017 | 6:00-8:00 PM
2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights tells the story of one of the greatest union victories of the 21st century—the fight to organize Smithfield Foods’ pork processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina. From 1993 to 2008, workers struggled against dangerous working conditions, intimidation, and low pay. They were organized by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, whose “Justice for Smithfield Workers” campaign brought national attention to the plight of the plant workers. The victory led to the formation of UFCW Local 1208 and fair working conditions for 5,000 workers.

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