A Day’s Work, directed by David M Garcia, is a film about Day Davis who was killed on his first day of work as a temporary employee at the age of 21. A Day’s Work provides a strong analysis of the $100-billion temporary staffing industry that is putting millions of workers at risk in the U.S. Through a multitude of experts’ opinions, it offers a closer look into the industry, along with an incisive critique of the many corporate employers driven by profit over responsibility, and their complicit politicians. Balancing its traditional documentary storytelling is the film’s gripping portrait of Day’s family in their earnest search for answers, as narrated by his 17-year-old sister Antonia.
There are two free screenings of this film during the festival.
Friday April 28
When: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
Where: Carlton Cinema Auditorium 9, 20 Carlton St
You can register for this event in advance here.
Wednesday, May 3
When: 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Driftwood Community Centre Room 6, 4401 Jane St
Dinner, childcare and TTC tokens provided at the Wednesday screening.
RSVP Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/113483022472975/
The first screening, organized with Workers’ Action Centre, opens the festival on the solemn note of the National Day of Mourning that marks the passing of those who have been killed on the job or who have died as a result of workplace accidents and illness. After the screening there will be two short presentations by workers who have been active in the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign that is pushing for labour law changes to ensure temp agency workers are protected in the workplace.
The second screening takes place during Jane Finch Action Against Poverty (JFAAP)’s annual celebration in honour of International Workers’ Day. A post-screening discussion will emphasize the campaign for Workers’ Rights in the Jane-Finch community, especially for those who have been working for temporary employment agencies. Panelists including residents and activists will speak on how they have been trying to tackle the problems associated with temp agencies and explore various ways of working collectively for major improvements in the lives of workers in their community and beyond.