Freedom Summer Films – The Wobblies (1979)
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August 11 @ 6:30 pm
Join us at The People’s Forum for our Freedom Summer Film Series!
Freedom Summer Films is a series that aims to explore the humanity and the creativity of the many struggles against imperialism, colonialism, capitalism at home and abroad, and we hope to leave inspired for a future of liberation through community and love. We know that cultural expression is one of the most powerful forms of political education, and we hope you join us for these collective viewings!
This is a free educational program, however, in order to maintain a safe capacity level, we ask that you leave a $6 suggested donation to reserve your participation and to sustain our educational programming. Once you arrive, you can request to be refunded.
About “The Wobblies”
Founded in Chicago in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) took to organizing unskilled workers into one big union and changed the course of American history. This compelling documentary of the IWW (or “The Wobblies” as they were known) tells the story of workers in factories, sawmills, wheat fields, forests, mines and on the docks as they organize and demand better wages, healthcare, overtime pay and safer working conditions. In some respects, men and women, Black and white, skilled and unskilled workers joining a union and speaking their minds seems so long ago, but in other ways, the film mirrors today’s headlines, depicting a nation torn by corporate greed.
Year: 1979 | Director: Steward Bird, Deborah Shaffer| Duration: 120 minutes