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LaborFest2017: “I, Daniel Blake” Film Screening & Discussion | SF

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
ILWU Local 34 Hall | 801 2nd St., San Francisco, CA



2017 LaborFest | July 1-31

LaborFest 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, 2017.

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The festival commemorates the 83rd 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.

This year also marks the 80th anniversary of the 1937 sit-down strikes. LaborFest will be commemorating this with films about these struggles and the recent struggles of workers in Madison, Wisconsin against Scott Walker.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
2017 LaborFest | July 1-31

I, Daniel Blake by Director Ken Loach and writer Paul Leverty is an important film on the destruction of the lives of workers and their families in the “welfare system”. Blake is a carpenter who has a heart attack and is then forced to go back to work despite his health conditions. While he is fighting for compensation, he befriends a woman and her children who are also being ground up in the Employment and Support Allowance welfare system in the UK.

This film, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, touches the hearts of all people about what working people are going through in their struggle for survival.

Following this film, there will be a discussion about LaborFests in the US and around the world and the fight to protect disabled workers and their families in the US.

Panel: Chris Jury UK Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival and Liberating Arts; Mehmet Bayran, LaborFest Turkey; Jimmy Kelly, ReelWorks Santa Cruz


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