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First Global Labor Film Festival Launches on May Day

First Global Labor Film Festival Launches on May Day

The first-ever Global Labor Film Festival (GLFF) kicks off on May Day, as festivals in the United States, Australia, England, Israel, Norway and Turkey host more than a dozen screenings of labor films. 

First conceived at the second annual International Conference of Labor Film Festival Organizers at the 2012 DC Labor FilmFest—organized by the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO—the GLFF is an opportunity to showcase the growing worldwide scope of nearly two dozen film festivals focused on films about work, workers and their issues.

Labor film festivals around the globe will screen a labor-themed film of their choice during the month of May, chosen because May 1—International Workers' Day—is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries.

Sixteen of the two dozen labor film festivals are participating in the GLFF, screening a wide range of films from classics such as "Salt of the Earth" and "Reds," to brand-new films like "Dreamwork China," "Harvest of Empire" and "The War on Whistleblowers." 

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