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Here's to Flint Film
September 13, 2017
“Here’s to Flint” a film about what happened in Flint and the importance of public maintenance of water infrastructure by cities and towns to prevent what happened in Flint. Water safety problems have been detected in the Pioneer Valley.
“Flint, Michigan has become synonymous with a failure of civic leadership to ensure public safety. This documentary examines what led up to the poisoning of the largely African American city, and, on a larger scale, how lack of funding in infrastructure poses risks to the entire country. Film made by the ACLU of Michigan.
Speakers to kick off the post-film discussion include: Mary Ann Babinski, Westfield city councilor who will talk about water safety problems closer to home with activists from Westfield Residents Advocating for Themselves (WRAFT); and David Ahlfeld, Prof. of Civil and Environment Engineering, UMass Amherst.
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Ashfield FilmFest 11: Complicit
September 15, 2017 –
Shot verite style in China, COMPLICIT takes the viewer on an intimate journey as we follow teenagers from remote villages unchanged by time, to the factory floors where our electronics are manufactured. Witness Yi Yeting, a former worker with occupational leukemia, fight for his life and the lives of others as he takes on the world's largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn, and the world's most profitable company Apple. With incredible access and undercover footage, COMPLICIT shows the human cost to our wired lives.
There will be a panel discussion following the film moderate by human rights attorney and long time Ashfield Town Moderator, Buz Eisenberg. The panel will include the Co-Director and Producer Heather White, and Screenwriter and Film Editor Christopher Seward.
Filmmaker Heather White is a first-time documentary director. From 2011-2014 she was a Network Fellow at Harvard University's Edmond Safra Center for Ethics. She is the founder and former Executive Director (1995-2005) of www.verite.org, an award-winning non-profit organization recognized for its groundbreaking leadership in the areas of global supply chain monitoring and factory social audits.
Screenwriter and Film Editor Christopher Seward is an award winning Writer, Editor and Producer with over 20 years of experience, best known for his work on the Palme D'or winning Fahrenheit 9/11, Academy Award nominated Sicko, Fire in the Blood, and Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. He has worked or consulted on over 30 films and creatively consults for numerous organizations and businesses.
Civil Liberty and Human Rights Attorney Buz Eisenberg has been a trial lawyer since 1980, a professor at Greenfield Community College for the past 20 years, and has represented detainees at Guantanamo Bay since 2004. Among the many not-for- profit boards on which he has served, Buz remains President of the International Justice Network; Director of the Franklin County Bar Advocates, Inc; and continues to serve as the elected Town Moderator of Ashfield, Massachusetts.
COMPLICIT is in English and Mandarin with subtitles.
Tickets can be purchased online for $6.00 (plus a service charge) with a credit card at www.AshfieldFilmFest.org. A limited number of tickets will also be available for purchase, in person ($6.00 cash or check) at Elmer's, Ashfield Hardware, or Ashfield Nolan's Neighbors store.
Tickets will also be sold at the door for each film, depending upon availability. Check the website before you show up to see if a film is sold out. All films will be shown at the Ashfield Town Hall. Seating is general admission.
For more information visit www.ashfieldfilmfest.org or find us on FaceBook under AshfieldFilmFest.
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