Social Cinema 2014 Schedule

The UW-Madison Havens Center’s Annual Film Series explores contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. The series is designed to appeal to a broad audience of students, faculty, and the general public who not only love film but are also interested in engaging in a discussion of significant social, political, and economic issues explored through film. Each screening is followed by a conversation led by a facilitator or facilitators well versed in the topic covered by the film.

Social Cinema is organized in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee, and is screened at the Marquee Theater, the beautiful state-of-the-art cinema in the new Union South, located at 1308 W. Dayton Street in Madison. The series is free and open to all.

Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program

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SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE 

Special Series on IMMIGRATION

"Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program"

Wednesday, April 9, 7pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI) 

Hidden within the historical accounts of workers and immigrants in American society is the story of the millions of Mexicans who experienced the temporary contract worker program known as the Bracero Program. Established to replace an alleged wartime labor shortage, the program was intended to undermine farmworker unionization. Harvest of Loneliness shows how several million men, in one of the largest state managed migrations in history, were imported from 1942 to 1964 to work as cheap, controlled and disposable workers. The film addresses what to expect from a new temporary contract worker program.

A post-screening discussion will be led by Patrick Hickey of the Workers Rights Center

Co-sponsored by the Workers Rights Center and the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice 

 

The UW-Madison Havens Center’s Annual Film Series explores important contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. Each screening is followed by a discussion of the issues explored in the film.  

The 2013-2014 Social Cinema Film Series is made possible by a grant from the Evjue Foundation and is supported by the Edgewood College COR Program. The series is organized in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee and is free and open to all.

 

 


The State of Arizona

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SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE 

Special Series on IMMIGRATION

"The State of Arizona"

Wednesday, April 16, 7pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI)  

 

The politics of immigration, seen through the turbulent battle over undocumented immigration in Arizona that came to a head with Senate Bill 1070 and went all the way to the Supreme Court.

Join us for a post-screening discussion led by local immigrant rights activists.

 

Co-sponsored by the Workers Rights Center, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice and the UW Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

The 2013-2014 Social Cinema Film Series is made possible by a grant from the Evjue Foundation and is supported by the Edgewood College COR Program. The series is organized in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee. For a full list of the films in this series, visit HavensSocialCinema.org. 


Connected by Coffee

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SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE 

Special Series on IMMIGRATION

"Connected by Coffee"

Wednesday, April 23, 7pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI) 

 

A 1000-mile journey across Central America to show how coffee farmers and consumers can work together to create a more just world.

Post-screening discussion led by Matt Earley (Just Coffee)
Co-sponsored by the Workers Rights Center, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice and the UW Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

The 2013-2014 Social Cinema Film Series is made possible by a grant from the Evjue Foundation and is supported by the Edgewood College COR Program. The series is organized in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film 


Who is Dyani Cristal

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SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE 

Special Series on IMMIGRATION

"Who is Dyani Cristal?"

Wednesday, April 30, 7pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI) 

 

An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind.
With Gael Garcia Bernal.

Post-screening discussion led by local immigrant rights activists.
Co-sponsored by the Workers Rights Center, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice and the UW Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

The 2013-2014 Social Cinema Film Series is made possible by a grant from the Evjue Foundation and is supported by the Edgewood College COR Program. The series is organized in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee. For a full list of the films in this series, visit HavensSocialCinema.org.