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July 2016

LaborFest Film Festival: Blue Elephants & Driving for Hire

When: Friday, July 08 2016 @ 07:00 PM - - 09:00PM
Where: San Jose Peace & Justice Center
48, S. 7th st.
San Jose, CA 95112
Description: "Blue Elephants" documents the every day lives of Indonesian and Nepali migrant workers who work for Malaysian contract manufacturers that produce goods for some of the world’s best-known brands. One-third of migrant workers in the Malaysian electronics industry are trapped in forced labor, a form of modern-day slavery, according to new research by Verité, an NGO working on supply chain accountability. Verité found that forced labor is present in the supply chains of a wide cross-section of household electronics brands, which use Malaysian factories to produce billions of pounds worth of goods every year.

"Driving for Hire", made by SF cab driver John Han is a deep dive into the multiplicity of issues that have surrounded the contentious battle in California (and much of the rest of the world) between the cab industry and ride-service firms Uber and Lyft over the past several years: insurance, wages, wheelchair access and something that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention — the environmental cost of putting all those extra vehicles on the road. The producer of the film, John Han, will be present during Q & A.
Sponsored by San Jose Peace & Justice Center and LaborFest

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