The Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF) has announced its list of short films and documentaries for 2014 and two films produced by OPSEU have made the cut.
"Made in The USA" and "Tim Hudak’s Plan B: still planning to cut your wages” are amongst 23 films selected for this year’s festival. The line-up includes work by film-makers from as far away as South Korea, Australia, Spain and the UK as well as the United States and Canada. OPSEU is the only organization to have two films selected.
The Canadian Labour International Film Festival features films that document the lives of workers, their struggles to protect jobs and improve work places, and the fight against employer strategies to undermine unions.
“Made in the USA” details the disastrous impact on the American middle class of the so-called right-to-work law the Conservatives wanted to bring to Ontario. Later, in an apparent about-face, Mr. Hudak yanked the union-busting legislation from his policy platform but added that he had something “much bigger” in mind.
That prompted OPSEU to commission “Tim Hudak’s Plan B: still planning to cut your wages” — a lively 7½ minute piece with respected journalist Bill Gillespie which looks at the Wisconsin experience and its possible links to the future of Ontario labour relations.
The documentaries will be screened as part of the Toronto program on Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Carlton Cinema. They will be available to more than forty additional locations for screening around Canada during Labour Film Month in November.