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Workers Unite Film Festival: Immigrant Rights Special Event
May 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Workers Unite Film Festival presents an evening of film, and activism with documentary screenings of:
“Marx Is Back” (Part 1; 2014, 10 min) – a mini-series of fiction based on the Communist Manifesto.
“El Pueblo Se Levanta” (1971, 50 min) – this documentary provides a rare look at the inner city organizing of Puerto Rican communities of East Harlem in the 1960s, who fought for basic public services and against social injustice.
“I Am” (2017, 13 min) – Young Syrian refugees who have recently arrived in Canada describe what Home means to them.
“The Long Ride”(2017, 1 hr 17 min) – a timely new documentary about the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride that sparked the birth of the new Civil Rights Movement for immigrant workers in the U.S.
This event is free and open to the public. Discussion with filmmakers to follow. Reserve your space today: www.workersunitefilmfestival.org
Now in its 6th year, the annual Workers Unite Film Festival brings together activists, academics and filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds for a celebration of social justice and the arts. Through dozens of documentary screenings, community forums, and interactive events across New York City, the festival provides working people with a platform to tell their stories while leading a movement for meaningful change.