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Solidarity On Screen

June 30 - August 25

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An outdoor screening series presented by WAHC’s Youth Council, in collaboration with Design a Response. Series launches Friday, June 30th! 

Event + youth “teach-in” workshops start at 7:30 pm; outdoor screenings start around 8:30 pm (or at dusk) on each date.

WAHC’s Youth Council is proud to present Solidarity on Screen, a series of outdoor screenings and workshops that look at labour, industry and activism through a global lens. These screenings are intended to raise awareness of the struggles of workers and communities at home and abroad, and will draw in guests speakers and educators to lead short workshops for youth 16-25 in advance of each screening. Screenings are free, and all are welcome.

Screening Schedule:

Friday, June 30th  |  The True Cost (2015)

A documentary that pulls back the curtain on the fast fashion industry and asks us to consider: who really pays the price for our clothing? Popcorn and catering provided by the YWCA’s At the Table Initiative. Special guest Repon Chowdhury of the Bangladesh Free Trade Union Congress will introduce the film and take part in a brief Q&A after the film.

Youth “Teach-in” Workshop: Introduction to the Labour Movement with Anthony Marco and Jayoti Roy Edington-Marco, President and 1st Vice President of the Hamilton and District Labour Council

Friday, July 28th  |  After the Last River  (2015)

In the shadow of a De Beers mine, the remote community of Attawapiskat lurches from crisis to crisis, while facing mounting environmental issues and an inability to directly benefit from resource revenues. Filmed over five years, After the Last River is a documentary that follows Attawapiskat’s journey from obscurity and into the international spotlight during the protests of Idle No More.

Youth “Teach-in” Workshop: Collaborative blanket activity led by McMaster Indigenous Student Community Alliance – MISCA. Youth and adults welcome.

Friday, August 25th  |  Complicit (2017)

Shot below the radar, Complicit follows the journey of Chinese factory migrant worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting, who takes his fight against the global electronic industry from his hospital bed to the international stage. While battling his own work-induced leukemia, Yi Yeting teaches himself labour law in order to prepare a legal challenge against his former employers. Hamilton dubpoet Klyde Broox and special guests will read poems from the chapbook A Screw Fell to the Ground by Xu Lizhi, published by The Tower InPrint in advance of the film. 

Youth “Teach-in” Workshop: TBA

WAHC would like to acknowledge the work of it’s youth council members in organizing this program: Erin Carr, Alexandra Ferrara, Kelsey Gallagher, Dina Hamed, Mehar Hamid, Ornina Orchana and Heather Varlow.

For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre at tara@wahc-museum.ca or (905) 522-3003.

WAHC’s Youth Council activities are generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Poster Design: Amy Egerdeen

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Wed to SAT > 10am—4pm