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MayDay Movie Festival Week

By alisa - Posted on 10 April 2010

April 25th to April 30th, 2010 (At encuentro 5, Lucy Parson's Center, & Haley House) Leading up to the MayDay 2010 rallies and marches, join us across the city for six days of movies and discussion on the topics of workers' struggle, immigration, history, political analysis, and alternatives. Featuring an exhibit of Justice Artwork at encuentro 5 from local worker-run cooperative Red Sun Press!

Festival Schedule (read more):

April 25th, Sunday: (encuentro 5, 5pm)
'Land & Freedom' (1995) Persuaded of the necessity of helping the Spanish Republicans in their fight against the fascist Nationalist insurgence, Carr, a young communist worker, leaves Liverpool and travels to Spain to join the International Brigades, encountering a contentious battle of identity between P.O.U.M., Anarchist, and Stalinist forces.

April 26th, Monday: (encuentro 5, 6pm & 8pm)
6pm - 'Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary' (2005) Confronted by the border patrol, vigilantes, and gangs, two friends travel without papers from Nicaragua to the United States, accompanied by filmmaker, Arturo Perez Torres.

or 'Papers' (2008) The story of undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status. It is against the law to work or drive. It is difficult, if not impossible in some states, to attend college. Currently, there is no path to citizenship for these young people.

8pm - 'Made in LA' (2008) The remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21.

April 27th, Tuesday: (encuentro 5, 7pm)
'Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics' (2009) A new revolutionary interpretation of political systems featuring Tom Ferguson, Noam Chomsky, Michael Albert, et al.
Followed by discussion with producer, Charngchi Way, and director, Jonathan Shockley, via Skype.

April 28th, Wednesday: (Lucy Parson's Center, 7pm) 
'Sleep Dealer' (2008) Presented by the Boston Interpreters Collective with discussion by Edwin from Jobs with Justice. Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual immigrant labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology. For more info, visit: Radical Film Night

April 29th, Thursday:

At encuentro 5:
6pm - Documentaries on the Zapatistas with a talk by internationally renowned author, John Ross.

At Haley House Cafe, evening (time TBA):
Discussion about May Day: "What is the History of May 1st and Why is it Still Relevant Today?" with Jake from BAAM.
(Located at 12 Dade Street, Roxbury, close to Ruggles St. & Dudley Sq.

April 30th, Friday: (encuentro 5, 6pm & 9pm)
6pm - Introduction & discussion with Jenny Silverman from local worker-run union cooperative, Red Sun Press.

7pm - 'The Take' (2004) In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats, and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - The Take - has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head.

9pm - '5 Factories: Worker Control in Venezuela' (2006) A unique perspective on the Bolivarian experiment, examining the succeses and challenges of five companies that have rejected traditional ideas of industrial management, stressing the importance of non-hierarchical organization in the process of social transformation.

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