Home » Fairs & Festivals, Lectures & Workshops, Movies, San Francisco Bay Area

LaborFest2017: “Island of Shadows” Film Screening & Discussion | SF

Dang! This event has already taken place.
>> Want to see our Top Picks for this week instead?
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center | 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA



2018 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, 2018.

> LaborFest 2018 Schedule TBA

The festival commemorates the 84th 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.

Please note that the details and schedule for 2018 have not been completely announced yet. Please check their website for updates.

Friday, July 21, 2017
2018 LaborFest | July 1-31

“Island of Shadows” shows the history of Korean Hanjin shipyard workers to defend their health and safety building a union. They built one of the most industrialized countries in the world yet now face the destruction of their lives because of company unions and government corruption.

Conditions are so horrific that it is acceptable that workers are regularly getting killed on the job. Slowly workers began to set up a union to fight for their human and labor rights; we hear from the voice of workers about this experience, their victories and defeats.

It also shows the despair that led union leaders to commit suicide in protest over their conditions. To understand the horrific conditions and sacrifices that these workers make to change their lives is to understand the power of the working class and how they can succeed despite repression and workplace bullying.

One of the worker leaders is Jinsook Kim, a welder at the shipyard who challenged the workers to support their rights by occupying the top of a crane for 309 days.

Following the film there will be an update on the Korean elections and a discussion about how U.S. workers can support the struggle of Korean workers.


Event Details


Cost: FREE

SHARE THIS POST

Categories: Fairs & Festivals, Lectures & Workshops, Movies, San Francisco Bay Area
Address: 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA
Submitted by

Facebook comments:

Leave a comment!

You must be logged in to post a comment.