We are excited and proud to once again host the Canadian Labour International Film Festival at our YEU Office in Whitehorse. For six years now this festival has provided a platform for independent films from around the world showcasing work & workers from many backgrounds. These stories are not often told and offer us insight into worlds we rarely hear of.
All CLiFF screenings nationwide are offered free of charge to anyone who wishes to attend. Screenings are held in theaters, union halls and living rooms across the country to audiences as diverse as the communities in which they live. These are not all capital L Labour films… we are all workers. As such, these workers’ stories will resonate with everyone in some way. This year we are offering a simplified version of the festival; you will not need to choose which films to see! All the films listed below will be shown in one large screening room so you won’t miss a thing!
Farewell to Nova Scotia: Explore the dilemma faced by many young workers in Atlantic Canada; stay in the place you love or leave to pursue opportunity elsewhere.
Joe Hill’s Secret Canadian Hideout: Joe Hill once said “don’t mourn, organize!” This movie tells the story of the search for the man who never died. Set in Rossland British Columbia.
Judith – Portrait of a Street Vendor: An intimate journey into the life of Judith, a street vendor from Guatemala, working and organizing in New York City.
Luminaris: In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things. Animated.
Ngutu: Ngutu is a newspaper seller, a street vendor who hardly sells any papers at all.
The Olympics’ Disposable Workers: The migrant laborers who built Sochi’s venues have endured harsh conditions, deportation and stiffed wages.
Qatar’s World Cup: E:60 traveled to Qatar to investigate the working and living conditions of workers in the country set to host the 2022 World Cup.
Stapled: A look at the integral role of the urban street poster in the creation of artistic communities. (No preview available)
Welcome to Dresden: Dresden Ontario was the scene of an elaborate campaign by the National Unity Association to end anti-Black racism and discrimination. This film highlights the contribution of union activists to the struggle for racial equality.
Working People – A History of Labour in British Columbia: Using more than 1000 images from museums and archives, this extraordinary film brings the province’s working past to life.
We invite you to join us for an evening of films, conversation and yes… FREE POPCORN! Everyone is welcome and our facility is wheelchair accessible.
Curious about the history of CLiFF? Visit www.labourfilms.ca and find out more.
Visit our Facebook Event page to join the event! We hope to see you at the movies Thursday November 20th, 7pm!