Ann Kore Moun – Solidarite se chimen devlopman
2012 • 35 Minutes • Haitian Créole (English subtitles) Directed by André Vanasse
What are unions for? Haitian union leaders explain the role of unions and why civil society is necessary for a country to develop itself. The documentary shows unions in action, in different sectors of society like the peasantry, schools, hospitals, transportation, municipal services, garment factories In Haiti’s free zones. Social protection, public services and the necessity of the rule of law are also discussed.
Bad Jobs Are Making Us Sick
2013 • 8 Minutes • English Directed by Naseema Dar, Mofazzal Hoque, Sheila Htoo, Pinky Paglingayen, Julie Chamberlain
This short story of insecure work and health brings together the experiences of many hardworking racialized newcomers in Toronto. The community-produced film draws on research from the Black Creek area to bring to light real stories of how insecure jobs and discrimination affect the health of individuals and families.
(R to L) CLiFF Board members Frank Saptel ( IAMAW Canada), Lorene Oikawa (BCGEU) and Tanya Ferguson (SEIU) all attended the Canadian Labour Congress’ Political Action Conference. Paul Brown (United Way of Peterborough & District).
There were other CLiFF connections as well – Rick Sansom (IAMAW Canada) volunteered with CLiFF in 2012 and will again in 2013. Moreover, many Labour Council presidents from Across Canada who host locations were also in attendance.
The Political Action Conference offered hands-on workshops and exposed activists to the latest modern tools, tactics, and strategies for effective campaigning.
Stompin’ Tom Connors made famous stories of Sudbury Saturday Night, and tobacco picking in Tilsonburg. But his homage to the 19 Ironworkers killed in the Second Narrows Bridge collapse in BC should be passed on as well. A video for the song “The Bridge Came Tumbling Down” is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mogpgJZDAxQ
The Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF) is proud to release our Call for Submissions for 2013. We are now in our fifth year and want to thank all our sponsors, volunteers, audiences and supporters from around the world. Here’s to another five years!
The Selection Committee of the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF) invites you to submit your film or video for possible screening during our Festival to be held this November in Toronto, Ontario and in 50 communities across the country (and counting). Continue reading →