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“The Women of Brukman” – Progressive Film Club, 26th January January 23, 2013

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Culture, Economy, The Left.

Details of Upcoming Screening – Next Saturday – 26th January

To mark the centenary of the 1913 Lockout, the Progressive Film Club plan, throughout 2013, to include films on the themes of labour struggles and workers rights.

We kick-off , on the 26th of January with our first screening of the year, which features two films about factory occupations, one in Argentina and the main feature, which is set here in Ireland. The Argentinian film “The Women of Brukman”, tells of the take-over, by the workers, of a clothing factory, which had been abandoned by the owners. The main feature “161 Days”, recounts the story of the workers in another clothing factory but this time, here in Ireland. After their agreed redundancy payments had not been met the Vita Cortex workers made a decision to occupy the factory, which they did for 161 days, making it one of the longest industrial disputes in Ireland. This will be the first public screening of the film in Dublin.

The film was edited by Barra O’Connell directed and produced by Declan O’Connell. Frank Connolly of SIPTU, who will introduce the film is it’s executive producer.

2.30pm The Women of Brukman

4.00pm 161 Days

***NB. This screening is not taking place in our usual venue in the New Theatre, owing to the unavailablity of the premises. We are moving to the Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse St., Dublin 2. but for this show only.

Further details and our programmes for the next three months are now available on our website



1. Jack - January 23, 2013


if you were a member of a party that backed North Korea

you must repent


WorldbyStorm - January 27, 2013

I already did, many years back. I didn’t at the time I was in the party between the early 1980s and when it split in the 1990s know the first thing about DPRK, indeed I doubt I even realised at the time that the party had links with Korea, my assumption was that they were PRC observers at Ard Fheiseanna. I don’t know if there were observers post early 1989 because I was in the UK for a couple of years and by the time I arrived back the party had split. Later when I discovered about the DPRK I was, to put it mildly, appalled. And I’ve been open on this site – and elsewhere in private conversations – about my criticisms of that regime and how I don’t consider it left wing or appropriate that left parties should have anything to do with it.


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