SUNDAY, 11 FEBRUARY, 10:20 for 11 am

Mother Jones and Her Children

Emma Bowell and Eddie Noona, Framework Films & The Cork Mother Jones Commemorative Committee,  with the support of the Sound and Vision scheme, an initiative of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Ireland/USA, 2014, English, 52 mins.
Mary Harris Jones was born in 1830 in County Cork, Ireland. Her family left the devastation brought by the Irish Potato Famine and emigrated westward, first to Canada and then to America. Tragedy befell Jones when she lost her family to a yellow fever outbreak and then her home in the great Chicago fire. She went on to become a labour activist and was given the nickname “Mother Jones.” A champion of the working class, Jones was a campaigner for the United Mine Workers Union, founded the Social Democratic Party and helped establish the Industrial Workers of the World. Jones died in 1930.

First Cry

T. G. Ajay, India, 2014, Hindi, [EST]
First Cry tells the remarkable story of Shahid Hospital in the mining township of Dalli Rajhara, in Chattisgarh. The hospital was paid for and built by the voluntary labour of daily-wage contract miners and successfully provides modern health-care to workers, and advises the poor. The Film reveals the history of its making, key turning points of the hospital and the experiences of the doctors and worker- paramedics who manage this oasis of hope.

Discussion to follow: Speakers: Kelly Rogers, a BECTU member, and former employee at the Ritzi Picturehouse and Jonatha Parry, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, LSE, recently did fieldwork in Chhattisgarh state of India

Screenings are at Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL.
Nearest tube: Warren Street.  Overground: Euston.   
Buses: 10, 14, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30, 73, 88, 134, 205, 390.  
Booking information: tickets are available from 10.20 am on the day and may not be booked in advance.
Admission £10, concessions £8.  Annual members £6/£4.  Sorry no credit cards. 
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