[URPE] Meeting Face to Face - the tour documentary
mzweig at notes.cc.sunysb.edu
mzweig at notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Fri Oct 7 11:46:31 MDT 2005
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Dear Friends and Colleagues:
I am writing to ask for your help in completing Meeting Face to Face:
Iraqi Labor Leaders Tour the U.S., the documentary of last June’s tour
sponsored by U.S. Labor Against the War that I am producing through the
Center for Study of Working Class Life in co-operation with USLAW. We
need your help in the next six weeks to raise money, through your personal
contribution or from a peace, labor, or educational organization you could
interest in this project.
Anyone contributing $100 to the creation of Meeting Face to Face: Iraqi
Labor Leaders Tour the U.S. will receive a copy of the finished DVD as
soon as it is complete (expected December 1, 2005). See below for
instructions for the check. Any contribution of $500 or more will receive
on-screen credit as well as the DVD. And thank you to those who have
(The DVD will have quite a few features beyond the documentary, including
complete footage of the July 2005 AFL-CIO convention debate leading to
passage of an anti-war resolution, footage of the negotiations among the
Iraqis and USLAW leaders hammering out the tour's final joint statement,
and footage of the labor contingent in the September 24 anti-war march and
rally in Washington DC.)
You can see the seven-minute trailer/preview directed and edited by
filmmaker Jonathan Levin on the Center’s Website - click here.
We are now working to create a full 27-minute documentary that will convey
the energy and emotions of the tour while expressing the important
substantive message Iraqi workers want to convey to all Americans:
end the occupation;
oppose the privatization of Iraqi national resources; and
support the right of all Iraqi workers to organize free and
independent trade unions.
The documentary will be a resource distributed through a wide network of
organizations, including United for Peace and Justice, Code Pink, U.S.
Labor Against the War, Educators to Stop the War, and other labor, peace,
and educational organizations. We expect it to be something that will be
used and make a difference.
If you would like a free DVD (preferred) or VHS copy of the trailer to use
in a fundraising event for Meeting Face to Face, please let me know by
return e-mail with the following information:
- the audience and type of event you will organize (union meeting, house
party, peace group, etc.);
- the approximate date of the event;
- the name and address to which the DVD or video should be sent. We will
send a DVD unless you specify VHS format.
To contribute, checks should be payable to "The Stony Brook Foundation"
and indicate on it or in a cover letter that it is "for Iraq Labor Tour
Documentary." Send to
Meeting Face to Face
Center for Study of Working Class Life
Department of Economics
State University of New York
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4384
The tour was a significant accomplishment and powerful event for those who
attended. Please help complete Meeting Face to Face so thousands of
others can share the experience. Thank you.
All the best,
Director, Center for Study of Working Class Life
michael zweig at stonybrook.edu
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