Waterside Workers Federation Film Unit Shorts

Film Screening

Waterside Workers Federation Film Unit Shorts

Level 1 Multifunction Room
Ian Potter Museum of Art

Parkville campus

Swanston Street

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The Waterside Workers Federation Film Unit (WWFFU) was an organisation financed by several trade unions which produced 11 (mainly documentary) films between 1953-58, putting forward a radical viewpoint on issues directly or indirectly of concern to the left of the Union movement. The four films screening as part of the Waterside Workers Federation program are Hungry Miles (1955), Four's a Crowd (1956), Not Only the Need... (1958) and Pensions for Veterans (1954).

This screening will start with a brief introduction by John Hughes, documentary film maker and Honorary Fellow with the Victorian College of the Arts and a written statement by one of the original members of the WWFFU, Norma Disher.

Image : Waterside Workers Federation Film UnitFour’s a Crowd (film still) 1957, Courtesy of National Film and Sound Archive.

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