7th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

From: Dwight Swanson (email suppressed)
Date: Thu May 04 2006 - 07:57:22 PDT

THE WORKING LIFE: The 7th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer
Symposium, July 20-22, 2006

Northeast Historic Film, 85 Main Street, Bucksport, Maine

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jennifer Abbott, filmmaker and co-director of The Corporation

Northeast Historic Film invites you to be a part of a symposium
dedicated to the topic of work and amateur film. The symposium is open
to anyone interested in the relationship between the moving image and
representations of work. Students, teachers, researchers, museum,
library and archives professionals, programmers, amateur film and
video creators, and labor and union specialists may find the symposium
of particular interest.

An abbreviated schedule follows. To register and for a complete
schedule please go to

Thursday July 20, 2006
            7:00 PM Cast and Crew as Family, Family as Cast and Crew:
Henry Koster's Home Movies, presented by Melissa Dollman, Moving Image
Archive Studies, UCLA
            7:30 PM An Interview with Simone Weil, presented by the
filmmaker Julia Haslett, Line Street Productions, New York, NY

Friday July 21, 2006
            9:30-10:30 The Corporate Video: Its Purpose and Meaning,
presented by Sian Evans, filmmaker, Maine and New York City
            10:45-11:45 Keynote address, Jennifer Abbott, filmmaker
and co-director of The Corporation, British Columbia
            1:15-2:15 With These Hands: The ILGWU, Film, and Labor
History in the Cold War presented by Nathan Godfried, Department of
History, University of Maine.
            2:15-3:15 Behind the Scenes with Women Factory Workers,
presented by Patricia Raub and Robert Goff, American Studies,
Providence College
            3:30-4:00 What a Little Movie Can Do: The Events
Surrounding the Making of A Day at the Factory, presented by Bob
Brodsky, filmmaker and 8mm filmmaster, Rowley, MA
            4:00-4:30 The Abbakadabba Coopno: A Real Life Drama of
Christian Farm Work, presented by Robbins Barstow, filmmaker and
retired educator, Wethersfield, Connecticut
            6:30-10 SCREENING: The Corporation, introduction and Q
and A with filmmaker Jennifer Abbott

Saturday July 22, 2006
            9:00-10:00 The Transport Workers Union and its Early Use
of Television as a Tool for Persuasion, presented by Erika Gottfried,
Robert Wagner Labor Archives/Tamiment Library, New York University
            10:00-10:30 The Negotiation of White Working Class
Identity and Film Going (1895-1914) presented by Cara Caddoo,
Integrated Media Arts, City University of New York
            10:45-11:45 The Cry of the Children and the 1912 American
Woolen Strike, Lawrence, Massachusetts, presented by Ardis Cameron,
American and New England Studies, University of Southern Maine
            1:00-2:00 Amateur Cinema and the Re-making of a 'Local'
Heritage: Changing Images of the Fishing Industry in Scotland,
presented by Ryan John Shand, Department of Theatre, Film and
Television, University of Glasgow, Scotland
            2:00-3:00 The Blackhill Campaign and the British
Documentary Tradition, presented by Leo Enticknap, Northern Region
Film & Television Archive, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK
            3:15-4:15 Free Farm Movies in the 1920s-1930s:
International Harvester, the American Farm Bureau and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, presented by Greg Waller, Department of
Communication and Culture, Indiana University
            4:15-4:45 The Nature of Work and the Construction of Race
in the Rural South, presented by Ruta Abolins, Walter J.
Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection, University of

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