The Canadian Labour International Film Festival will be held in Building 355, Room 203, Vancouver Island University, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, from 1 to 5 pm on Saturday, November 20, 2010. The festival is hosted by the Sociology Department and Global Studies Program at VIU and admission is free. All day VIU parking costs $4.
Among the films to be shown are The Nanny Business, courageous nannies revealing the dark side of the business of childcare from 1 to 2 pm. From 2 to 4 pm it’s Home Safe Calgary depicting children and families in Calgary who experience poverty and homelessness. In a boom economy, parents with decent paying jobs struggle to put a roof over their families’ heads. From 4 to 5:30 pm you can see Workers’ Republic. In this film, factory workers in Chicago take over their closing workplace to demand their severance, inspiring people all over the world to not take a bad economy lying down!. Also on the program is Red Dust, the incredible story of resistance, courage, and hope by women workers in China battling cadmium poisoning.
Short films to be shown include The U-n-i-o-n Song (celebrating organizing via bluegrass) The Incredible Case of the Missing Recovery (we are doing better aren’t we?), and Neoliberalism as Water Balloon (economics for the rest of us). For more information contact Dr. Joseph G. Moore at 250-753-3245, local 2179.