I.W.W. Edmonton & APiRG present two documentaries about the precarious conditions of the working class and effective strategies to defend against housing displacement and exploitative employment practices.
This is Parkdale
Canada 2017, 35 min, Dir: The Parkdale Organizes Collective
In the summer of 2017, in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, over 300 tenants living across 12 apartment buildings went on rent strike to protest a wave of rent increases that would have displaced members of their community, taking on the biggest corporate landlord in their neighbourhood.
The Hand That Feeds
USA 2017, 84 min, Dir: Robin Blotnick, Rachel Lears
Risking deportation and loss of livelihood, migrant workers at a fast food restaurant fight to form their own independent union.