Bread & Roses -  No Room for Refugees: A Program of 4 Short Films (DCIFF)
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 21, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free but you must RSVP:

Host Presenters: Busboys and Poets, DC LaborFest, and Immigration Film Fest
Refugee: Directed by Joyce Chen and Emily Moore, United States, 2014, 27 minutes. In French with English subtitles. Refugee Aicha Diop tells the story of her biggest sacrifice when she boarded a plane for the U.S.

The Shelter: Directed by Ysabel Fantou, Germany, 2017, 10 minutes. In German with English subtitles. Follow two Bavarian pensioners as they find a strange guest house in the forest.

Le?o: Written and directed by Julian Alexander, United Kingdom, 2017, 15 minutes. Drama. In French and English with English subtitles. Le?o is from a place where people do bad things to get by… like smuggle refugees through France.

Do Not Come to Europe: Directed by Pontus Jonestrom, Minna Lundberg and Hanna Pousette, Sweden, 2016, 13 minutes. In English, French Swahili and Swedish with English subtitles. This 13-minute film poignantly reveals how no one imagines they will ever become a refugee.

Limbo: Directed by Olivia Bickel and Cynthia Horvilleur, United States, 2016, 35 minutes. Documentary. In English. Limbo tells the stories of migrants from Africa consigned to the Holiday Hotel in Italy.

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. The hope for these events is that attendees walk away with a greater understanding of organized labor, its role in shaping history and current relevance. The name "Bread & Roses" was inspired by a poem/song written by James Oppenheim that appeals for both fair wages and dignified conditions.

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