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A Screening of Worker-Made Film from Australia and Indonesia

May 4, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST

Working Camera present two rarely screened films made by workers to document and resist their exploitation. The films were produced in Australia in the 1980s and Indonesia in the 2000s, giving an insight into the labour issues and workers’ use of filmmaking outside Europe and North America.

Serena Everill and Chris Brown’s Running out of Patience, shot on picket lines and demonstrations during the nurses’ strike of 1986 in Australia, provides direct testimony from nurses, many of whom were taking political action for the first time. The film is provided by Cinenova Feminist Film and Video.

The Globalisation Tapes was produced by workers from the Independent Plantation Workers’ Union of Sumatra (Indonesia) and the International Union of Food and Agricultural Workers (IUF) in collaboration with the Vision Machine Film Project. Using a range of footage, much of it shot by the workers, the film unpicks how the struggle of Indonesian workers is a result of both domestic political violence and the complicity of multinational trade bodies and corporations. The film is provided by LUX.

Following the screenings there will be space for open, unstructured discussion to reflect on the films and the connections between them and our present situation.

The event will be free to attend but donations will be appreciated to cover the filmmakers’ screening fees for the films. All surplus donations will be donated to the UCU strike fund.

Book your place here.


May 4, 2023
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST
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