NEW: Screening Toolkit
TEJID@S JUNT@S
Community Screening Toolkit

HELLO AND WELCOME to the Tejid@s Junt@s Community Screening Tool Kit! Here you will find everything you need to make your screening a success! And just to be clear, screening Tejid@s Junt@s is not only something you are allowed to do, but something you are ENCOURGAGED to do! (for free!) This film was made as a resource for communitiy activists, so go ahead and show it in your communities!


Planning a Screening?


If you are showing on a DVD player, head over to The International Labor Rights Forum to purchase a DVD. If you are showing from a computer you can stream or download the film in HD from Vimeo.com:

Tejid@s Junt@s / Stitched Together from Will Delphia on Vimeo.

Tejid@s Junt@s / Stitched Together:


Workers, Students, and the Movement for Alta Gracia
Full film available for online streaming or download right here, click PLAY above!
To obtain a disk of this film click through to the International Labor Rights Forum.
Did you know the whole film is available to stream from Vimeo.com? The catch is that the film is password protected right now while we work out the final kinks and show it around to possible distributors. Email: willdelphia {at } gmail.com to request the password, Possible reasons you might want the password: 
You are writing an article on Alta Gracia or a review of Tejid@s Junt@s.
You are considering putting on a screening of Tejid@s Junt@s.
You are considering distributing Tejid@s Junt@s on DVD or television. 

Did you know the whole film is available to stream from Vimeo.com? The catch is that the film is password protected right now while we work out the final kinks and show it around to possible distributors. Email: willdelphia {at } gmail.com to request the password, Possible reasons you might want the password: 

At the conclusion of the 30-minute documentary by Will Delphia of Hampshire College, the audience groaned.

So… not quite sure what that is supposed to mean, but it makes for an interesting review. I would hope that it meant they wanted it to keep going, or they were so taken at what Maritza says during the last shot that they just couldn’t help but verbally agree. In any case here is the link to the full article in the Villanova student newspaper: Documentary explores Alta Gracia’s success
Poco a poco, las versiones finales de este documental se completará. Y con software libre! 

Poco a poco, las versiones finales de este documental se completará. Y con software libre! 

Will (filmmaker) with organizers of a screening at University of Massachusetts.

Will (filmmaker) with organizers of a screening at University of Massachusetts.

Timeline.blend … fixing a small typo in the blender file for the dubstep/clothesline breakdown from the movie! Next step, render the same in spanish! 

Timeline.blend … fixing a small typo in the blender file for the dubstep/clothesline breakdown from the movie! Next step, render the same in spanish! 

Excerpt now on Wikimedia Commons

Same as above video, just hosted on Wikimedia with open source codec: OGV Theora! 

How to use the temp tatts as guerilla street art. 

And Voilà: 

Staying with a friend in Brooklyn before heading to the Worker’s United Film Festival to present Tejid@s Junt@s. We discovered that the temp tatts also adhere to glass! So if you see a giant Alta Gracia A hovering above the BQE, that is why.
-Will

Staying with a friend in Brooklyn before heading to the Worker’s United Film Festival to present Tejid@s Junt@s. We discovered that the temp tatts also adhere to glass! So if you see a giant Alta Gracia A hovering above the BQE, that is why.

-Will

BusBoys and Poets Event Listing Posted

A screening of the new short film about Alta Gracia, the living wage union made clothing brand that is the product of 10 years of worker and student organizing! Alta Gracia, in the Dominican Republic. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Will Delphia.

Free and open to all.
Co-sponsored by
United Students Against Sweatshops  
United Students for Fair Trade 
Citizens Trade Campaign 
Ignatian Solidarity Network  
Fair World Project  
AFL-CIO  
Global Economy-Institute for Policy Studies
Fair Trade Resource Network 

Clip on IMDB

Title:Clip (Tejid@s Junt@s/Stitched Together)Description:Students and Workers have been working together for over a decade to combat rampant exploitation in the global garment industry. Out of this struggle arose Alta Gracia, a union-made, living wage apparel factory in the Dominican republic.Video URL:http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi3143213849/

Students and workers have been working together for over a decade to combat rampant exploitation in the global garment industry. Out of this struggle arose Alta Gracia, a union-made, living wage apparel factory in the Dominican republic. Tejid@s Junt@s, 27 minutes, is comprised of the voices of workers in the DR and students in the US as they tell the story of Alta Gracia, how it came to be and what’s its potential is for transforming the global apparel supply chain. The film is colorful and vibrant, using interview, observational, and 3D animated footage. It is timely and relevant to this political moment where labor rights and economic justice are in the global forefront.

My >125 word “pitch,” a film industry standard. 

This is an urgent message from Rutgers USAS member Anna Barcy, who is sitting in at the President’s Office RIGHT NOW with 21 other students, demanding the University finally disaffiliate from the FLA.

This is an urgent message from Rutgers USAS member Anna Barcy, who is sitting in at the Presidents Office RIGHT NOW with 21 other students, demanding the University finally disaffiliate...

This is an urgent message from Rutgers USAS member Anna Barcy, who is sitting in at the President’s Office RIGHT NOW with 21 other students, demanding the University finally disaffiliate from the FLA.

Right now I’m sitting in at our administration building because for two years our President has refused to listen to students and take a stand against the corporate-run Fair Labor Association (FLA), a corrupt factory monitoring group that whitewashes worker abuse by big brands like Nike. We are sick of being ignored while workers suffer at the hands of the FLA, and we are here until President McCormick does the right thing and finally agrees to disaffiliate from the FLA.

Take Action Now! Email President McCormick now and call him at (848) 932-7454. Tell him to use his final days as Rutgers President to stop the corporate cover-up of sweatshop abuse by dropping the FLA. 

One year ago today, we occupied President McCormick’s office demanding that he take students seriously and stop paying the FLA because of their abysmal track record of covering up abuses and history of hindering progress in the anti-sweatshop movement. Today we’re back because while the President has dragged his feet, the FLA has continued to perpetuate worker abuse.  In China, the FLA’s recent recommendations to “fix” horrendous abuses at Apple’s Foxconn factories have led to drastic cuts in workers pay and conditions, driving hundreds of desperate workers back to the rooftops in protest. President McCormick has told us that he wants Rutgers to remain in the FLA  to see if they will make “progress” in China but we know they can’t and wont hold corporations accountable when Nike and Apple control the FLA’s Board of Directors.


Tell President McCormick Rutgers should be to holding corporations accountable, not subsidizing their PR schemes. Call him now at (848) 932-7454, and tell him take a stand for worker rights and to stop paying the FLA.

Today is President McCormick’s final day as President and his last chance reverse course and  take a stand against corporate sweatshop abuse. With your support we can ensure he respects student voices and demonstrates to his successor and the entire university community that Rutgers will no longer tolerate worker rights abuse.

Reblogged from here:

http://usas.org/2012/04/27/rutgers-sitin/

Screening: Northampton MA Apr 27 (TONIGHT!)

Friday Night Free Films  Apr 27
The Northampton Committee Peace and Justice Film Series

Most Friday nights at 7:00 p.m., we show a documentary film relating to peace and justice at the Frances Crowe Community Room, 60 Masonic Street in Northampton. Enter via Woodstar Cafe, at the front of the building. The venue is accessible.


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Screening: UC San Diego (May 14)