LOVE AND JUSTICE: Fri. Nov 5th 4PM @ Broad Performance Space

November 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm 1 comment

LOVE & JUSTICE

Friday, Nov. 5th 4PM @ Broad Performance Space

GEORGE AND BRAD IN BED (2010) Dir. Jessica Sanders

A short documentary that profiles the 21-year relationship between actor George Takei (Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek) and his partner Brad Altman, who recently got married. Paying homage to John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s “bed-in”, this short features the couple in bed being interviewed.

6 min.

RED DUST (2010) Dir. Karin Mak

RED DUST tells an unexamined side of China’s economic development: the resistance, courage, and hope of workers battling occupational disease, demanding justice from the local government and global capital. Chinese migrant workers are deemed disposable by factory owners and are stereotypically viewed as quiet and passive victims. However, Ren and other GP workers (Min, Fu, and Wu) fight back. Labor issues are very sensitive in China, and workers who publicly discuss their struggles do so at great risk. The audience discovers along with the filmmaker, a Chinese American, the horrors of the global assembly line.

This documentary is about women who are the engine of the global economy. Although the film takes place in China, the characters’ experiences are universal to workers on the margins around the world, where poverty, migration, and workplace hazards are common realities.

20 min.

LT. WATADA (2010) Dir. Fredia Lee Mock

From Academy Award Winning Director & 5-time Oscar nominee Freida Lee Mock (MAYA LIN: A STRONG CLEAR VISION, 1995) comes the story of Lt. Ehren Watada. The film is an in-depth look at Lt. Watada, who was court marshaled for refusing deployment to Iraq on the grounds that the current war is both immoral and illegal.

The film charts his emergence as a public speaker and activist who has become a hero of the anti-war movement and a target for pro-war protestors. This thoughtful and incisive documentary is both an inspirational portrait of one man’s act of conscience and a powerful investigation into questions that threaten to unravel the government’s justification of the Iraq war.

40 min.

For more information on the films, go to:

http://jessicasandersfilm.com/georgeandbrad.html

http://www.reddustdocumentary.org/

-Posted by Sophie Wang & Jonathan Soon

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