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2013 LaborFest: French Film Screening | Berkeley

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Berkeley City College | 2050 Center St, Berkeley, CA



2014 LaborFest | July 1-31

2013 LaborFest: French Film Screening | BerkeleyLaborFest is an annual festival celebrating the history and culture of working people through film, art, lectures, and exhibits all over the Bay Area from July 1-31, 2014.

The festival commemorates the anniversary of 1934′s “Bloody Thursday” when two workers were shot and killed in San Francisco for supporting the longshoremen and maritime workers strike. The incident brought about the San Francisco General Strike.

> View the full LaborFest 2014 Schedule

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Contis, The Struggle Continues | 2014 LaborFest | July 1-31

2013 LaborFest: French Film Screening | BerkeleyThe Contis, the Struggle Contimues (95 min. 2010) France. By Philippe Clatot

In Spring 2009, more than 1,000 workers at the Continental factory in Clairoix, France, are told their plant will close for “economic reasons” with the permanent loss of their jobs. The workers begin to organize to defend their jobs and keep the plant open, and are infuriated that the company would destroy their livelihood.

Xavier Mathieu, a worker representative from the CGT union said, “Until now they have seen the Continental lambs. From now on, we are lions. We have been restrained for five weeks, now we will let loose.” They begin to organize and begin to learn the lessons from the past as they struggle to fight back. They fail to save the factory, but win 50,000 euros for each worker.


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