Thursday, September 01, 2005

Free screening of "Finally Got The News" Friday, Sept. 2nd in Atlanta (Atlanta Indymedia)

Betty e-mails to note Atlanta IMC's "FREE Screening of 'Finally Got The News' Fri. Sept. 2!:"

FREE Screening of "Finally Got The News" Fri. Sept. 2!
Atlanta Indymedia and
WRFG 89.3 FM present a FREE screening of "Finally Got The News", discussion to follow film.
Friday September 2, 2005
8:30 p.m.
at the Little 5 Points Community Center
1083 Austin Ave (corner of Austin and Euclid Aves)
Doors at 8:00,
All Ages Welcomed!
For more information call 404-523-3471

"Finally Got The News" is the legendary 1970 film about radical union and community organizing during the US Civil Rights Movement, with a scathingly groovy soundtrack! Film by Stewart Bird, Rene Lichtman and Peter Gessner; Produced in Association with the League of Revolutionary Black Workers.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, Gloria Steinham, The Black Panthers, SNCC, SDS, The Weather Underground, NOW, The Yippies, and Anti-Vietnam War Protesters are all familiar to us as various facets of the US Civil Rights Movement. What is often overlooked, under told or ignored are the vital roles that Labor Unions played. Labor Unions were at the heart of alliances and coalitions that helped to bring about much of the changes gained during this era. In fact, Dr. King was assassinated while giving a speech in support of striking Sanitation Workers. Labor Union involvement in the Civil Rights Struggle was the intersection of normal everyday working families' involvement in the Movement.
Each facet of the Movement underwent it's own internal struggles of divergent ideologies, disagreements about tactics and priorities, but most interesting and overlooked are the internal struggles against racism and sexism within the movement for change itself. This film is an important story about the struggle against racism in the automobile industry, and within the United Auto Workers Union that gave birth to the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. This powerful and unique film is not only a documentary of an historically obscure facet of the Civil Rights Movement, it is a truly revolutionary film in it's subject matter, implementation and style.
It was made by a collective of revolutionary independent film makers working directly with the League who had the ultimate say in the content of the film, to be expressed artistically as the film makers saw fit. The film makers' use of bold photography and dynamic music coupled with interviews and live action footage make it an uniquely artful historical film for it's time. Discussion with Ebon Dooley, WRFG program director, and Terrence Courtney from Jobs with Justice to follow film.
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