2009 marked the first-ever Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF). As fewer and fewer people have greater control over the means of communication, it is more important than ever that working people be able to tell their own stories in their own words and in their own images. With the wide availability of digital still and video cameras, camera-phones, and other tools, activists can now make their stories – but still find it difficult to exhibit their narratives. CLiFF is that venue – the first of many throughout Canada, and, we hope, around the world.
We want to partner with any and all organisations friendly to those who do work, those who represent workers, and those who advocate on the behalf of workers. We also want to work with those whose mission it is to tell the stories of workers. We plan to create partnerships with organisations that teach the arts of film-making. Keep visiting our website to see things as they develop and (please) send us ideas.