Mayworks Halifax presents a film screening curated by
CANADIAN LABOUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CLiFF takes place this November in locations across Canada. Selected international films celebrate workers from around the world and shed light on issues that affect us all.
Admission by donation – PWYC!
Total run time: 60 min
WORK (Bolivia, Documentary, 12 min)
In October of 2017, people from more than 10 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean filmed their work routine. From dawn to dusk, a mosaic of daily difficulties, aspirations and dreams are revealed. It’s an eye-opening look into how everyday workers are perceived and how hard it can be to get ahead.
KAMPUNG TAPIR (Indonesia/Malaysia, Drama, 17 min)
One Sunday afternoon, migrant workers Anne and her husband leave their five-year-old daughter from Kampung Tapir (Tapir Village), Malaysia. On the way to Singapore, their bus hits a wild Malayan tapir crossing the road, but no one is eager to save it. In the struggle of choosing a country to settle down in, Anne finds that she is like this endangered species, drifting between places to find a better life.
TRABAJADORES (USA, Documentary, 10 min)
55 years later, Arturo S. Rodríguez, President of the United Farm Workers of America, continues the task that César Chávez started, with the upcoming threat of the new Trump administration and the negative impact it may have on undocumented workers’ jobs and rights.
GUT FEELING (Canada, Drama, 2 min)
A girl is at work when she is asked to put something away. She doesn’t feel comfortable with doing it, which leads to an accident.
LIFE OF DEATH (Indonesia, Animation, 5 min)
Death, while struggling to balance his work and family life, talks about his existence, his job, and his opinions on human beings in an interview from the documentary ‘Life of Death’.
HAUNTED WITNESS (Canada, Documentary, 10 min)
Trauma suffered by crime reporters is an under-reported and stigmatised issue. It is often forgotten or widely unacknowledged that like policeman and paramedics, journalists are first responders to daily scenes of horror. Admitting to experiencing trauma to newsroom colleagues, however, is widely denounced within the industry.
NOUVELLE CUISINE (Spain, Animation, 5 min)
A chef that loves his job and enjoys the delicacies he cooks, is preparing a very different menu for a peculiar group of clients.