Solidarity on Screen #3: Complicit @ Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, Hamilton [25 August]

Solidarity on Screen #3: Complicit

20:30 - 22:30

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Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1B5
Join us for the finale of Solidarity on Screen: An outdoor screening series presented by WAHC’s Youth Council, in collaboration with Design a Response.

Doors at 8:00
Event starts at 8:30 pm; film will start at around 9 pm

WAHC’s Youth Council is proud to present Solidarity on Screen, a series of outdoor screenings and workshops that look at labour, industry and activism through a global lens. These screenings are intended to raise awareness of the struggles of workers and communities at home and abroad, and will draw in guests speakers and educators to lead short workshops for youth 16-25 in advance of each screening. Screenings are free, and all are welcome.

Friday, August 25th | Complicit (2017)

Shot below the radar, Complicit follows the journey of Chinese factory migrant worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting, who takes his fight against the global electronic industry from his hospital bed to the international stage. While battling his own work-induced leukemia, Yi Yeting teaches himself labour law in order to prepare a legal challenge against his former employers. Hamilton dubpoet Klyde Broox and special guests will read poems from the chapbook Xu A Screw Fell to the Ground by Xu Lizhi, published by The Tower InPrint in advance of the film.

This screening will include a raffle to benefit filmmaker Heather White's legal fees. Please bring cash for tickets! Great prizes!

Past Screenings:

Friday, June 30th | The True Cost (2015)
Friday, July 28th | After the Last River (2015)

WAHC would like to acknowledge the work of each of it’s youth council members in organizing this program: Erin Carr, Alexandra Ferrara, Kelsey Gallagher, Dina Hamed, Mehar Hamid, Ornina Ochana and Heather Varlow. Special thanks to Design A Response for collaborating on this program.

For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre at [email protected] or (905) 522-3003.

WAHC’s Youth Council activities are generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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