Join us for an evening of thought-provoking, surprising, films showcasing the world of work, and the people who do it. It's more important than ever forworking people to tell their own stories in their own words. And while technology makes it easier than ever to record those stories, it's more difficult for filmmakers and activists to find avenues to reach an audience.
Celebrating its 11th year, CLiFF is the world's first National film festival, with screenings held across Canada throughout the month of November. Some screenings are small - a few people around a laptop at a kitchen table, while others are major events held in large centres.
At YEU, we invite you to attend our free event at the Union Hall on 2nd Avenue. We will screen several short films followed by an intermission, and conclude with a documentary entitled Town of Widows. Peterborough, Ont., was home to a General Electric plant for over a century. Over time, employees of the plant and their families noticed more and more GE workers dying from cancer. Now, they're fighting for compensation and finding a "conspiracy of silence." This film documents their fight for justice.