Past Movies

If you missed it…

In US culture, some of these topics are presented and framed to raise guilt and further repression, preventing positive dialog and actions to change the future. We present these films as an opportunity for discussion, not blame, but for building a movement towards an enlightened future and finding our part in the process as loving caring people.

  1. Watch: Freedom or Death – 15mins
    The Louisiana Slave Revolt of 1811, also known as: The German Coast
    Uprising: In January 1811, five hundred slaves of south Louisiana rose
    in active rebellion against their masters in the largest slave revolt in
    American history.
  1. Watch: Own The Change – 30mins
    Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time
    A short, practical guide for those considering worker owned
    cooperatives, made by GRITtv & TESA, the Toolbox for Education and
    Social Action. Featuring conversations with worker-owners from Union
    Cab; Ginger Moon; Arizmendi Bakery, Anti-Oppression Resource and
    Training Alliance

Own the Change movie trailer

Watch – The Haitian Revolution – Documentary – 1hr
A successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection that took place in the former French colony of Saint-Domingue lasted from 1791 until 1804. It affected the institution of slavery throughout the Americas. Self-liberated slaves destroyed slavery at home, fought to preserve their freedom, and with the collaboration of mulattoes, founded the sovereign state of Haiti. It led to the greatest slave uprising since Spartacus’s unsuccessful revolt against the Roman Republic nearly 1,900 years prior.
The Haitian Revolution was the only slave uprising that led to the founding of a state free from slavery and ruled by non-whites and former captives.

March 21st – Double Feature

  1. Fred Hampton Documentary – 50mins Fredrick Allen Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969) was a black activist and revolutionary socialist. He came to prominence in Chicago as chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and deputy chairman of the national BPP. In this capacity, he founded the Rainbow Coalition, a prominent multicultural political organization that initially included the Black Panthers, Young Patriots, and the Young Lords, and an alliance among major Chicago street gangs to help them end infighting and work for social change. Context on Fred Hampton: 3mins: https://youtu.be/OpnJv_89G1M

2. The Young Lords Palante Siempre Palante – 45mins

They were leaders of the Young Lords Party, the militant Puerto Rican civil rights organization based in New York. Today, many are notable mainstream journalists, including Juan Gonzalez, Felipe Luciano and Pablo Guzman. Iris Morales makes history come alive as veterans of the movement recall their fight for equality, jobs, health care, and education. Context on Young Lords 6mins: https://youtu.be/Anf9kfSe9xc

March 28th

Mississippi’s War: Slavery and Secession – 1hr
State’s Rights vs Slavery? What was the motivating factor that lead to the conflict? Examine the reasons behind Mississippi’s decision to secede from the United States, and the ramifications that action had on its citizens.

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April 2021 Movie Series – Unions and Cooperatives

PLUTOCRACY Political Repression In The U.S.A. – a documentary on the history of Unions in the U.S.A.

April Movie Nights – The Plutocracy Series in 5 parts

Plutocracy tells the story of the American working class in a five-part series. Income inequality has become a big issue in the modern-day political spectrum. The documentary film series Plutocracy reveals the main reasons for these economic struggles. A historical education of the labor movement, to teach the next generation of activists the lessons of our history, and to arm them for the future. 
Plutocracy – Part I – Divide and Rule
Plutocracy – Part II – Solidarity Forever
Plutocracy – Part III – Class War
Plutocracy – Part IV – Gangsters for Capitalism
Plutocracy – Part V – Subterranean Fire

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