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The range of films that are being screened this year are all completely different, but share a common theme: how labour issues affect us as society, as well as on a more personal and emotional level, the individual.
Film is the perfect medium to provoke thought about serious issues, but also to entertain – to make us laugh and also cry in the space of 90 minutes.
The festival runs for 5 days (MONDAY-FRIDAY) from 28 April to 2 May inclusive and the details can be accessed via the website www.londonlabourfilmfest.com.
There are FOUR FILM Premieres in the programme:
Monday 28 April – Big Society – The Musical – European film Premiere
Big Society, the musical, centres on Linda who works with young offenders in Liverpool. Facing unemployment, pending the closure of her youth centre, Linda thinks only of Connor, a defiant 14-year-old who has no one apart from her. She risks everything to help him. Director: Lynne Harwood.
Wednesday 30 April – Burgos – European Film Premiere
In April 2007,Jonas Burgos, an agriculturist and a member of the Farmers Alliance of Bulacan, was abducted by seven armed men and a woman in a restaurant in the Philippines. Seven years later, his mother’s tireless crusade to search for her son still goes on against a background suggesting links to the Phillippine military. Director: Joel Lamangan
Thursday 1 May – Trash Dance – European Film Premiere
Trash Dance is a film that finds beauty and grace in a completely unexpected place – garbage trucks and in the unseen men and women who pick up the trash in Austin, Texas. Director: Andrew Garrison
Friday 2 May – Women’s Day – UK Film Premiere
Described by many as a Polish ‘Erin Brockovich’, Women’s Day follows the troubles of the heroine, Halina Radwan in her fight for justice against an unscrupulous, low-cost supermarket-chain, Motylek (Butterfly). The plot is based on the true story of a former manageress of a cut-price supermarket chain in Poland. She took the chain to court for twenty-six thousand złoty (over 5,000 euros) for 2,500 hours of unpaid overtime. Director: Maria Sadowska
Come and join us in celebrating working people on the big screen. This is a festival not to be missed.
Fitting tributes will be paid to Bob Crow and Tony Benn at the event.
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT.
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