- Sat., July 15, 2023, 3–5 p.m.
- Art Theater
$10, not included with museum admission
This series of films will be presented by a member of Scribe Video Center, a non profit organization in Philadelphia that seeks to explore, develop, and advance the use of electronic media.
Finally Got the News
Directed by Stewart Bird, Peter Gessner, Rene Lichtman (1970)
This documentary chronicles the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, a grassroots labor movement in Detroit’s car factories in the late 1960s, through member interviews and scenes inside and outside the auto plants.
The United Mine Workers of America 1970: A House Divided
Directed by Dan Mohn, J. Benjamin Zickafoose (1971)
In 1970, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) president W.A. (Tony) Boyle was under indictment for union funds misuse and suspected of murdering outspoken union reform advocate Jock Yablonski and his family in 1969. The film intercuts Boyle’s speech at a Big Stone Gap, Virginia rally with mining scenes and interviews with miners from the UMWA.
Los Trabajadores (The Workers)
Credits: El Comite de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agricolas, Scribe Video Center, Pablo Colapinto, María Teresa Rodríguez, Milton Machuga (2002)
Through the stories of mushroom farm laborers and the controversy surrounding the relocation of a labor site in Kennett Square and Reading, Pennsylvania, Los Trabajadores (The Workers) examines the misperceptions and contradictions inherent in America’s paradoxical history of both dependence on and abuse of immigrant labor.
I’m NOT on the Menu
Credits: Gary M. Brooks, Andrew Friend, Labor Beat (2018)
On September 18, 2018, fast food workers with the Fight For 15 Chicago campaign staged a walkout from fast food franchises in ten US cities over their employers’ failure to act on sexual harassment. This walkout came four months after Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges were filed, alleging widespread harassment at McDonald’s.