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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
More than 300 attend Labor Film Festa
year’s Labor Film Festa, which featured five labor-related movies, ended in
huge success on July 25 with some 330 people attending.
audience was struck by the film, “Another promise,” which tells a story about a
father fighting against a South-Korean mega corporation Samsung. Most people
came out of the theater in tears. Four other documentary films, “In the name of
the Emperor,” “Standing Army,” “Workers’ Republic” and “Metro Lady Blues 3,” were
also received well.
event highlighted workers featured in the “Metro Lady Blues 3” who work at
Tokyo subway kiosks.
Comments and reviews of the event said: “We
can see history from here,” “I see why it is important to raise our voices in
solidarity,” and “I was shaken by all the movies that were intense.” (By M) Photo: a talk after Part II