Masterclass: John Mullen, Editor.

7:00 pm

H-2 Worker

Dir. Stephanie Black (1990) 70 min.

H-2 Worker is a controversial expose of the travesty of justice that takes place around the shores of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee - a situation which, until the film’s release, has been one of America’s best-kept secrets. There, for six months a year, over 10,000 men from Jamaica and other Caribbean islands perform the brutal task of cutting sugar cane by hand-a job so dangerous and low-paying that Americans refuse to do it.

After the Movie:

Conversation with Director Stephanie Black

8:30 pm

Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier

Dir. Suzie Baer (1992) 85 min.

Warrior is the true story of Leonard Peltier, the American Indian leader locked away for life, convicted of the alleged murder of two FBI agents during a bloody shootout on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975. The film follows Peltier’s life from his childhood, to his membership in the American Indian Movement (AIM), the 1975 shoot-out on Pine Ridge, and his odyssey through the American judicial system.

After the Movie:

Conversation with Director Suzie Baer