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LibreOrganize 0.6.0 - Documentation


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Title Watch FILM: The WOBBLIES
Description THE WOBBLIES. This program is part of the DC Labor Fest organized by the Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO. Special Features: Opening Night of the 2022 DC Labor FilmFest. Q&A with filmmaker Deborah Shaffer. "Solidarity! All for one and one for all!" Founded in Chicago in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) took to organizing unskilled workers into "one big union" and changed the course of American history. This compelling documentary of the IWW (or "The Wobblies," as they were known) tells the story of workers in factories, sawmills, wheat fields, forests, mines and on the docks as they organize and demand better wages, healthcare, overtime pay and safer working conditions. In some respects, men and women, Black and white, skilled and unskilled workers joining a union and speaking their minds seems so long ago, but in other ways, the film mirrors today's headlines, depicting a nation torn apart by corporate greed. Filmmakers Deborah Shaffer and Stewart Bird weave history, archival film footage, interviews with early IWW members (by then in their 80s and 90s), cartoons, original art and classic Wobbly songs (many written by Joe Hill) to pay tribute to the legacy of these rebels who paved the way and risked their lives for the many of the rights that we still enjoy today. Restored by the Museum of Modern Art and recently inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. (Note courtesy of Kino Lorber.) DIR/PROD Deborah Shaffer, Stewart Bird. U.S., 1979, color, 89 min. NOT RATED AFI Member passes accepted. Run Time: 89 Minutes Genre: Documentary Opening Date: Sunday, May 01, 2022 Proof of vaccination –or– negative Covid PCR test required for entry. Masks required. Source: https://silver.afi.com/Browsing/Movies/Details/f-0100003462
Start Date May 01, 2022, 5:30 PM EST
End Date May 01, 2022, 7:30 PM EST
Location AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Rd Silver Spring, MD
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