Labor film festivals, or rather a series of films which highlight the lives of working people, are becoming popular. A successful festival was held in South Africa a few years ago and another in Turkey.
This September, London hosts its first ever festival dedicated to working lives: the “London Labour Film Festival”. The event begins on September 13.
According to the organizers, the aim of the event is to:
“The London Labour Film Festival is a celebration of social commitment through cinema. This September the LLFF will host a series of film screenings, talks and special events offering varied, challenging and inspiring cinematic takes on the lives, hopes and struggle of workers. Spanning four days at the heart of the UK capital, and taking audiences on journeys from the very real effects of the financial crisis on the working classes to visions of future labour on both earth and the moon, the LLFF will welcome guests including Ken Loach and Mike Leigh for what will be a major contribution to a growing global movement committed to cinema’s treatment of labour.”
Among the highlights are:
“Featuring films all over the globe, particular highlights include special screenings of Mike Leigh’s High Hopes, Ken Loach’s Navigators, David Guediguian’s Snows of Kilimanjaro, Ross Ashcroft’s Four Horsemen, which will be accompanied by a special panel discussion, and special tributes to the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Woody Guthrie.”
For further details, see LLFF