Workers Unite Film Festival presents an evening of film and activism with screenings of “Sramik Awaaz – Workers’ Voices” and “Ladies Only.”
“Workers’ Voices” – This documentary of the labor movement in Bangladesh highlights the organizing efforts within the garment industry, including ways workers are educating others on trade union rights, developing female leadership, and building worldwide allies.
“Ladies Only” – After seeing a rise in the rape and sexual assaults of women traveling throughout India, a group of women made it their mission to create an all-female driver taxi company for female-only passengers. Follow their story as they navigate New Delhi’s divided public transport spaces.
The film screenings are free and open to the public. Donations to the GoFundMe page are welcome and will contribute to the funding of the “Workers’ Voices” film: http://www.gofundme.com/mzjx0w.
Now in its sixth 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.