Trade Union Film Festival 2020

Fri 01 May 2020 to Fri 23 Oct 2020

A season of inspirational, rarely seen films focussing on the trade union and labour movement. Presented by Swansea Unite Community Branch in association with Volcano Theatre.

1 MAY 8PM NAE PASARAN
*PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT MAY BE POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS*

(2018 | Felipe Bustos Sierra)
40 years after their boycott of Chilean engines at the Rolls Royce factory, Scottish workers discover the impact of their action.

26 JUNE 7PM NORTH COUNTRY
(2005 | Niki Caro)

A fictionalised account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the US. The story of a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner in Minnesota.

24 JULY 7PM THE NAVIGATORS
(2001 | Ken Loach)

After the privatisation of railway maintenance, 5 Sheffield rail workers face the consequences of being contracted out.

21 AUGUST 7PM BREAD & ROSES
(2000 | Ken Loach)

A story about the most marginalised of LA communities daring to take on their corporate bosses against all odds. Inspired by the real life “Justice for Janitors” campaign led by immigrant cleaners, mostly women.

25 SEPTEMBER 7PM THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE SCANDAL
(1979 | Mel Stuart)

On March 25th 1911 a fire broke out at the Manhattan factory, killing 146 garment workers, mostly women and teenage girls. Over 90 victims jumped or fell from the building in an accident that could have been prevented.

23 OCTOBER 7PM THE PLAN (THAT CAME FROM THE BOTTOM UP)
(2018 | Steve Sprung)

Workers at Lucas Aerospace fight to save their livelihoods by coming up with a plan to transform their factory from making making weapons into one of Britain’s first eco manufacturers with early designs for wind turbines and hybrid cars.

 

 

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