World Day of Social Justice: February 20th, 2019

 

Social and Environmental justice are inseparable. Check out these inspirational films from the Festival archives - stories of people around the globe fighting for equity, equality, and the earth. 

Patrimonio

2018 Festival Audience Award Winner

A small community in Baja California battles an American mega-development that threatens their water, their beach, and their heritage. A multi-billion-dollar American development is poised to engulf a small coastal community in Baja California Sur with a mega hotel/condo complex. But local people are banding together to save their way of life and the delicate ecosystem on which they all depend.

(Lisa F. Jackson, Sarah Teale, USA, 2018, 83 min.)

The Harvest

Italy is renowned the world over for its excellent food. Yet thousands of foreign workers support the country’s agri-food production. This bold docu-musical shows the daily exploitation of Sikh field workers, combining documentary with traditional Punjabi choreography to illustrate the exploitation of Indian workers in the Italian fields.

(Andrea Paco Mariani, Italy, 2017, 85 min.) 

Complicit

Yi Yeting, a Chinese migrant factory worker, is struggling to survive occupational leukemia and helping others poisoned by assembling smartphones. He brings his fight against benzene from his hospital room to Silicon Valley and the international stage. Against huge odds, Yi confronts corporate and government interests, while empowering and inspiring the people around him.

 

Heather White & Lynn Zhang, China, 2017, 89 min.)