Following the showing there will be a presentation by Nancy Jones, Executive Director of Chicago
Fair Trade, and Q & A and open discussion.
Light refreshments are served.
2010. 47 min. http://www.thedarksideofchocolate.org
FULL SIGNAL is a gripping film that interviews scientists, journalists, activists, lawyers and lawmakers in ten countries and six American states to uncover what is known and unknown about the wireless health effects, look at how cellular technology is impacting individuals and communities around the world, and investigate the collision of health versus financial interests.
The showing will be followed by a brief presentation by Marne Glaser, long time wireless precaution advocate and member of the International Campaign for Cell Phone Safety, and Q & A.
2010. (61 min.) http://www.fullsignalmovie.com/
A film by Andrew Friend, Workers’ Republic documents the heroic struggle of a group of ordinary working people to defend their rights. For six days in December of 2008, laid-off Chicago factory workers at Republic Windows took over their closing workplace, declaring they would not leave until the owners and creditors agreed to pay them the severance they were owed. Republic’s credit line had been cut off by a large national bank that had just received billions of dollars in federal bank bailout money. In the process, the workers exposed the greed of bosses and banks for the world to see. Though the plant was ultimately closed, the workers succeeded in many of their goals and demonstrated the power of their conviction, courage, and unity.
Workers’ Republic is the winner of a John Michaels Human Rights Film Award.
The showing will be followed by presentations by filmmaker Andrew Friend and by Kari Lydersen, Chicago-based journalist, author, and journalism instructor. Q&A and open discussion.
2010. 33 min. www.workersrepublic.tv
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