Films on labour highlighted during special screening at York

CliFF film reel image
CliFF film reel image

Highlighting the stories of workers and labour issues, York University’s Department of Social Science will present a special screening of films featured at this year’s Canadian International Labour Film Festival (CLiFF).

Four short films will be presented during the event, running Nov. 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Accolade West, Room 304:

  • A Radiant Sphere (9.5 minutes, Canada)
  • Glasgow Women’s Strike (11 minutes, Switzerland)
  • 24-Hour Workday (14.5 minutes, U.S.)
  • The Stain (13 minutes, Iran)

This year marks the 11th annual CLiFF, a festival that came out of a collaboration between trade unionists, worker activists and filmmakers committed to social justice. It takes place is more than 20 cities across Canada and aims to tell the stories of workers, and give voice to those who seek justice in workplace dignity.

The event is free to attend and is sponsored by The Work and Labour Studies Program, the Work and Labour Studies Student Association, and the Global Labour Research Centre at York University.