CLiFF - Canadian Labour International Film Festival

Join working people from around Calgary, Treaty 7 for an evening of popcorn, politics, and FREE labour films from around the world. 

The Calgary Chapter of the Alberta Labour History Institute, the Mount Royal Faculty Association, the Calgary and District Labour Council, and the Alberta Federation of Labour proudly present a FREE screening of the 10th Annual Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF).

Doors open at 6, films start at 6:30.

“CLiFF hopes to bring about social awareness and action by bringing the issues that matter to workers to a broader audience, helping to stir up positive change in Canada,” said Frank Saptel, Festival Founder.

IMAGINE A WORLD where thousands of films are made about workers and the conditions under which they live, work, fight, and succeed in their daily lives! 2009 marked the first-ever Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF). This also marked the first ever labour-oriented film festival in Canada. The world of labour has found it increasingly difficult to communicate its message as fewer and fewer people have greater control over the means of communication – the media. It is more important than ever that working people be able to tell their own stories in their own words and in their own images. With the wide availability of digital still and video cameras, camera-phones, and other tools, activists can now make their stories – but still find it difficult to exhibit their narratives. CLiFF is that venue – the first of many throughout Canada, and, we hope, around the world. 

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November 30, 2018 at 6:00pm - 9pm
The Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Rd NW
Calgary, AB T2N 3P4
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