CLiFF Lunch Special 2016

A Living Wage
0:20:00 (United States) Dan Albright, Andy Keyes – English
At the front lines of the struggle in Boston for a $15 minimum wage and union rights are Darius Cephas, a McDonald”™s fry cook, and Tiny Figueroa, barista at Dunkin”™ Donuts. Over the course of one year, A LIVING WAGE follows Tiny and Darius as they organize for economic justice, help build a major grassroots social movement and force local politicians into action.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/151856576
Website: http://www.alivingwagefilm.com
Documentary, Short, Student

Armenian Papers
0:06:33 (Belgium) Ornella Macchia – Armenian
“At the market of Yerevan, a merchant invites us to share his fruits and his history”. Accompanied by birds, we discover the life of this man full of the colours of Armenia…”
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/130663138
Website: http://www.studiotabassco.com/
Animation, Documentary, Short, Student

Baits and Hooks
0:09:50 (Switzerland) Luka Popadić – Serbian
Two fishing buddies, Big brother and some fish stew. BAITS AND HOOKS is a black comedy inspired by the style oft he Czech New Wave about how two workers of an old factory face the transition from socialism to capitalism. A short and sweet film about friendship and cooking but also about a generation of workers who have to deal with the changed system.
Short Film

I am a Machine
0:06:00 (Canada) Pierre Luc Junet – English
Based on a poem of Morris Rosenfeld spoken in yiddish, a jewish textile worker in Montreal rediscovers the past of her community and the struggles of the jewish working class. If women give their effort, energy, time and life doing housework alone, is this not labour? This is free labour! We did not volunteer to do all the housework because of our gender; even if society teaches us that housework is a “woman’s responsibility”. Not anymore! Let’s use our hand not for cleaning, but raise it to say: “No free labour! Share responsibilities equally!”
Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student

My Awesome Sonorous Life
0:06:58 (Italy) Giordano Torreggiani
Lorenzo is a 85 years old on set sound recordist who has been recording and archiving all sorts of sound all his life: every now and then he loves listening back to them, remembering in this way, past moments. Lorenzo is looking for a sound, the very last sound that will complete his lifetime collection.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgKTOWyNwtY
Twitter @RetrovisoreFilm
Short Film

Sunday
0:01:16 (Canada) Burçu Ozturk – English
A young couple on a typical Sunday. They both have jobs, work all week, and only have one day off – Sunday. But she does not get the day off! She still has to work: cooking, cleaning, washing, shopping….alone. The man does not. If women give their effort, energy, time and life doing housework alone, is this not labour? This is free labour! We did not volunteer to do all the housework because of our gender; even if society teaches us that housework is a “woman’s responsibility”. Not anymore! Let’s use our hand not for cleaning, but raise it to say: “No free labour! Share responsibilities equally!”
Short Film

They Call Us Maids – the Domestic Workers’ Story
0:07:00 (United Kingdom) Leeds Animation Workshop – English
The true story of today’s migrant domestic workers, women from the Philippines, Indonesia, North Africa and South-East Asia, who go abroad to support their families. Told in vivid, hand-painted animation.
Website: http://leedsanimation.org.uk/films/maids.html
Animation, Documentary, Short