Saturday, April 22
8 pm • Quaker Meetinghouse, 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz
Global Consciousness 101: Environmental Sustainability
THE BIG FIX
(Joshua & Rebecca Harrell Tickell, 2012, 89 min, USA)
This documentary examines the April 2010 oil spill and botched “cleanup” in the Gulf of Mexico following the sinking of British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon oil rig.
Global Consciousness schedule at global101.org
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Reel Work Labor Film Festival
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Wednesday, April 19
6 pm • Kresge Seminar Room #159, UCSC, Porter-Kresge Rd, Santa Cruz
Theme: The Right To Sleep
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
Preview of Out of Sight Out of Mind
(Brent Adams, 2017, 15 min, California)
Adams visited 17 cities in Central and Southern California, video-interviewing more than 100 people on his tour of the West Coast, investigating homelessness and homeless camps. On-camera interviews focus on the lived experience of people who sleep outside in cities that are unaware of the scope of the problem. People who have nothing are often willing to give everything.
(Israel Dawson, 2016, 20 min, Santa Cruz)
When the shelter closed its emergency services in 2015, Dawson spent a year following the Tuesday night sleep protests at City Hall. He highlights the cruel and unusual punishment of the anti-sleeping law in Santa Cruz and the resistance of the homeless and their supporters to bring an end to the sleeping ban.
(Rebecca Gourevitch, 2016, 20 min, San Francisco)
With an eviction crisis reaching epic proportions in San Francisco, the city's tenants must navigate changing landscapes and communities. The film questions the relationship between developers and City Hall, exposing what is at stake, and who stands to lose, in the city's quest to assert its role as tech's capital.
Speakers: Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs; Brent Adams, filmmaker; Rebecca Gourevitch, filmmaker
Event Sponsor: Common Ground Center at Kresge
Thursday, April 20
7 pm • Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz
International Labor Films
THE COST OF GOLD
(Chuck Fadely & Debbie M Price, 2012, 14 min, Philippines)
Documentary about the humanitarian costs of gold mining in the Philippines, which often uses child labor and involves very unsafe working conditions.
SLAVERY AT SEA
(The Guardian, 2015, 14 min, Thailand)
A Guardian investigation has linked Thailand's fishing industry with the vast transnational trafficking syndicates profiting from the misery of some of the most persecuted people on Earth.
FRUITS OF THEIR LABOUR
(Amnesty International, 2016, 13 min, Indonesia)
Big brand names are selling food, cosmetics and other everyday staples containing palm oil tainted by shocking human rights abuses in Indonesia, with children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions.
SOMETHING IN THE WATER
(Leo David Hyde, 2016, 16 min, Greece)
The fight against water privatization by Greek unions in the city of Thessaloniki.
Speaker: Angie Ngoc Tran, Ph.D., Professor, Political Economy, CSUMB
Event Sponsor: United Nations Association
Friday, April 21
7 pm • Appleton Grill, 410 Rodriguez St., Watsonville
Watsonville Mother Earth Film Series
HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change
Trailer for How To Let Go Of The World
(Josh Fox, 2016, 125 min, USA)
The Oscar Nominated director continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?
Sponsored by Watsonville Film Festival Mother Earth Film Series
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Apr 18th, 2017 8:10 PM