Just Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada


Just Film Festival presents The Hand That Feeds

Thursday, February 11  |  8:50 pm
Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Post-screening discussion

Sponsored by the BC Federation of Labour, President Irene Lanzinger will introduce the film, and the BC Employment Standards Coalition will facilitate an interactive discussion to share ideas about how the issues depicted in the film, which is situated in New York, relate to the local context in BC following the screening.

At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. Behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick.

Risking deportation and job loss, the workers team up with innovative young organizers and form their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. In one roller-coaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two-month lockout. Lawyers battle in back rooms and workers walk the picket line with support from the “Occupy” crowd. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent. But whatever happens, these workers will never be the same.

Audience Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2014; International Jury, Prize Human Rights Film Festival 2014; Audience Award, DOC NYC 2014; Best of Fest, AFI Docs Film Festival 2014; Best Documentary, Sidewalk Film Festival 2014; Audience Award, Chicago Latino Film Festival 2015; Audience Award, Alucine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival

More information: http://justfilm.ca/thursday-night-double-feature/

February 11, 2016 at 8:50pm
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St
Vancouver , BC V6B 2E8
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