Monday, 1 October 2012

Family Leave Documentary Launches October 19th

Canada has the best paid maternity leave and general family leave provisions in the world, due to the combined efforts of unionists, feminists and political progressives. Preserving their voices and honouring their achievements were big motivations in the Workers History Museum’s Family Leave Project.

We are pleased to announce that after three hard-working years the documentary, A Struggle to Remember: Fighting for our Families is finally ready to launch!

Join Us for the Launch and Panel Discussion:

Date: Friday October 19, 2012
Doors Open at: 7:00 p.m.
Location: SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON)
Tickets: FREE!

The film runs for 20 minutes and will be screened in both English and French. The screening will be followed with a panel discussion featuring film director Aaron Floresco and producer Arthur Carkner; former CUPW president Jean Claude Parrot, and Carleton University law professor Rosemary Warskett.

This event is open to the public. There will be complimentary refreshments and a Cash Bar during this event.

Watch the official trailer NOW! 

Reviews from the Edmonton Pre-Screening:

The film had an early screening in Edmonton on June 13, 2012 at the Alberta Labour History Conference. It was shown in a historic theatre with several other labour-themed documentaries to an enthusiastic audience of 160 participants.

Dr. James Weir (History Department, University of Alberta) who attended the film night, reported that there were many positive comments for the film following the screening, and no negative ones. A number of attendees came up after to discuss future distribution with him and with Aaron Floresco (the video’s director) of PastPerfect Productions in Winnipeg.

Oneil Carlier, an audience member, said he enjoyed the video a lot and was particularly interested in the mix of current and historic union leaders and activists portrayed seamlessly in the same struggle.

Buy the DVD:

The film is available in both English and French.
Price: $20.00
To pre-order a copy of the DVD email

Follow the progress of the documentary and screening dates on Twitter using hashtag #FamilyLeaveFilm

For more information on Aaron Floresco and Past Perfect Productions visit: 

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