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Workers Unite Film Festival: The Cost of Energy
May 9, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Workers Unite Film Festival presents an evening of film, and activism with screenings and discussions of:
Oiltowns Follow the boom and bust cycles aroundin and around North Dakota’s Bakken Formation, one of the country’s largest oil developments. in the U.S.in western North Dakota., and learn, through iInterviews with oil workers, longtime residents, ranchers and the homeless, on how those ups and downs impact small local towns. focus on changes that have animated the small towns. Oiltowns is a sobering and poignant look at what happens to workers caught in a corporate race for quick profits in a volatile industry. (2016, 42 min)
The Coal Minority After years of digging coal to provide for their families, three single mothers struggle to maintain their financial independence as mines shut down nationwide. The film follows Trudy Lund, who was laid off in 2014. Trudy’s struggle to find a job in the disappearing coal industry is framed by the stories of two other female miners also disadvantaged by age, gender, and changes in the economic landscape. (2017, 25 min)
Discussion with filmmakers to follow. Purchase your tickets today: www.workersunitefilmfestival.org