Thursday, March 02, 2006

Radical Cinema at the Anarchist Bookfair

Lets go to the Movies

12:15pm to 1:15pm: Video Editing Workshop (Learn some basic editing skills Brought To you by Revolt Video)

Open To All

Followed by.

1:30pm to 3:30pm: Revolt Activist Cinema
(A selection of films from Irish Activists including material from Direct Action Against Apathy

Plus lots more check for more details .


3:30pm to 6pm (Two Feature length documentaries)

SALT OF THE EARTH (1954) Based on an actual strike against the Empire
Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against
the Mexican-American workers, who struck to win equal pay with Anglo
workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses.
The film is an early treatment of feminism, the wives of the miners
play a pivotal role in the strike against their husbands' wishes.
This film was written, directed and produced by members of the
original "Hollywood Ten," who were blacklisted during the McCarthy
witch hunt against the left.
(Runtime: 94 minutes)

Directed by Ken Loach. The film documents the Liverpool dockers' strike, where many workers lost their jobs for refusing to go against their own beliefs by crossing a picket line. It manages to put across political points without being boring or heavy. On the contrary, issues such as the betrayal of the workers by their bureaucratic union bosses are forcefully shown. (runtime 55 minutes)

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