This Week, End Women’s History Month with Workers Unite
Last month, we tipped you to the Workers Unite Film Festival and the Global Labor FilmFest Network (GLFF) 2023 Online Screening Series. Now, DL is thrilled to spotlight this week’s serIes, a new kind of Women’s History Month, with free on-demand screenings from March 24th (6pm ET) through March 31st (11:45pm), co-sponsored by CLUW Coalition of Labor Union Women (D.C.), the DC Labor FilmFest (Washington, D.C.), the Rochester Labor Film Series (NY), the Socialist Labor Party Hall in Barre (VT), Reel Work Labor Film Festival (CA), and the Labor Heritage Foundation (D.C.) To watch, set up a free link on Eventive. From Honduras’s struggle for recognition to America’s trucking industry and MeToo movement, you’ll be astonished and entertained by these stories of women’s leadership.
- Anchor Point — Women have been a force in wildland firefighting since 1942. Still, they remain outnumbered 10-to-1 on the fire lines and do double-duty battling both the infernos that scorch public lands and the smoldering embers of discrimination, misogyny and sexual harassment that continue to suppress their voices. (2021, 89 min, Directed by Holly Tuckett) (Tix here) (Trailer)
- Spread Thin — Before 2018, Chelsey Glasson was an up-and-coming manager at a large tech company. One day she heard a senior manager make discriminatory remarks about a pregnant employee. After reporting the incident to human resources, Chelsey’s life changed forever. (2022, 19 min, Directed by Bashirah Mack)
- Aparecides — A young Thai singer performs old Hollywood classics in an exclusive lounge in Santiago, Chile. Confronted by a massive popular uprising in the streets, she is forced to make a choice: escape like the elites she performs for or stay and sing a new song. (2022, 16 min, Narrative, Directed by Yvan Iturriaga) (Tix here) – Online from WUFF for the first time!
- Berta Didn’t Die, She Multiplied! — This poignant and heart wrenching account of the legacy of Berta Cáceres — fearless world renowned Indigenous leader — exposes the brutality of the fight to privatize mother earth. But even through death, Berta could not be silenced. Berta’s struggle is universal and her murder ignited an international movement for justice that resounds around the world. (2017, 29 min, Directed by Sam Vinal)
- La Lucha Sigue — In Honduras, the most dangerous place in the world to be a land defender, the Lenca and Garífuna people are not backing down, including the daughter of activist Berta Cáceres. (2021, 66 min, Directed by Sam Vinal)
- Long Haulers — An experimental documentary that gives agency, voice, and perspective into the world of a female trucker. Moving between the intimate stories of their lives in tandem with the working conditions of being a trucker, Long Haulers aims to provoke audiences to question stereotypes, sexism, and gender roles not only in trucking, but in the larger workforce of blue collar positions. (2020, 14 min, Directed by Amy Reid)