Presentation before 20% of the Montana Communist Party on visit to Washington DC.

2014_glf_finalAs part of my work with The Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival, I’ve just returned from the fourth annual Global Labor Film Festival Organizers Conference (GLFFOC) in Washington DC. It was 2 full days this year including screenings of labor films as well as interesting and useful presentations by participants and guests.

The participants included; Brazilian International Labour Film Festival, Rochester (NY) Labor Film Series, Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival, Taiwan International Labor Film Festival, San Francisco LaborFest, Workers Unite Film Festival (NYC), May Day Workers Film Festival (San Diego), DC LaborFest, the WVU Institute for Labor Studies and Research and many more!

It was a great chance to meet other people who organize labor film festivals around the world, learn from them and share our experiences. We heard from labor film experts, talked about how each of our film festivals work, and looked at areas we’re looking to improve, and discussed practical ways we can help each other.

I was particularly delighted to meet a participant from Missoula who is one of the 5 members of the CPUSA who live in Montana, that hot bed of Commie’s and Pinko’s! So technically I have presented the work of the Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival before 20% of the Montana members of the CPUSA! Reeesult!

2014 Global Labor FilmFest Organizers

We were honoured to be greeted by the President of the AFL-CIO , Richard Trumka, who made some great opening remarks.


About I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is written by Chris Jury. For 30 years Chris Jury was a TV actor, director and writer best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 60 episodes of the BBC’s antique classic, Lovejoy, and for directing over 50 episodes of Eastenders. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Recorded Media in the School Of Music & Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. He currently presents, Agitpop, a pop & politics radio discussion programme on North Cotswold Community Radio He is currently the Communications Officer for UCU at Bath Spa University and a UCU SW Regional Rep at SWTUC.
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14 Responses to Presentation before 20% of the Montana Communist Party on visit to Washington DC.

  1. moelarrythecheese says:

  2. moelarrythecheese says:

    I’ll have to apologize Chris, I thought you had gone to the AFL-CIO convention to advise the American unions on how to disrupt the US midterm elections in favor of the Democrats. my bad

  3. moelarrythecheese says:

    Do you union types raise your fists to symbolize that you’re ready to punch scabs?

  4. moelarrythecheese says:

    Could these films be characterized as propaganda?

  5. moelarrythecheese says:

    Doesn’t anybody want to argue besides me? Is it a holiday or something? Hello – anybody out there? I want my money back.

  6. moelarrythecheese says:

  7. Steve says:

    No arguememt, but wanted to let you know that the post & comments were read. As for getting one’s money back…………..submit your request in writing, & in triplicate to the IRS agent of your choice. Cheers!

  8. moelarrythecheese says:

    Oh, you expect me to fight the Bureaucrasaurus. fagitaboutit

  9. Steve says:

    You’re probably safe, unless you are a Tea Pary member.

  10. moelarrythecheese says:

    good point

  11. Steve says:

    While we are discussing mere twaddle, where is Comrade Jury?

  12. moelarrythecheese says:

    You go to work? (what a sucker)

  13. Steve says:

    Some of us work. As in createor, pr person., & peddler. A wage earner, paying the offsprings tuition, to support the University President that annually makes more dosh than I’ll see in several years. My apologies, just paid off this semester’s fees. Chris, any chance the conference will ever get “big”.

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