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Triangle Shirtwaist Rememberance

March 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Nazma Akther Bangladesh Uprising

Tangled Threads – 11 minutes – about how models who sell the clothes decided to go to Bangladesh and build solidarity and support with the women and union that makes the clothing.

Tears in the Fabric – 30 minutes – Powerful documentary from The Rainbow Collective, who have filmed in Bangladesh for five years, this film covers the collapse of the Ran Plaza building, that resulted in 1200 deaths and the aftermath.

Rise of the Oppressed – 15 minutes – is a striking realistic portrayal of the life and struggle of the power-loom workers of Faisalabad which takes us into their dark and dusky lives. Produced by a non-government labour organisation, Labor Education Foundation, it reflects the miseries, oppression and exploitation of the working class while it also celebrates their hopes and struggle for a society free of exploitation

The Story of New York – The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – 65 min – Ric Burns piece from his multi part NYC doc series. This piece specifically shows the Triangle Fire tragedy and the organizing after the event that helped build a movement for Occupational Health and Safety regulations.

Speakers from the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Memorial Coalition

Related Programs

1) Ergonomically Safe Work Places – Fairness for Bangladeshi Workers – Young Labor Leaders Gather: We hear from a Bangladeshi worker about the latest struggles for worker rights in Bangladesh

2) Telling the Labor Story: Activist who helped make film about Bangladeshi workers tells us why she got involved


Workers Unite Film Festival


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