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Clark U. to Host Film Screening & Discussion of “Farewell to Factory Towns?”

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

 

"Farewell to Factory Towns?"

Clark University will host a film screening and discussion featuring Maynard Seider, director of "Farewell to Factory Towns?" in the Higgins Lounge in Dana Commons.

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 16 starting at 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

Farewell to Factory Towns? 

"Farewell to Factory Towns?" focuses on what took place in North Adams after the Sprague Electric Company moved its operations and left thousands of workers unemployed. 

The film is framed in the context of the problems that are faced by all former manufacturing centers and includes footage of former mill towns including Youngstown, Buffalo and Detroit, and points out the circumstances those cities share with North Adams.

"Farewell to Factory Towns?" includes interviews with labor activists, artists new to the community, local historians, the last CEO of Sprague Electric, high school students, the mayor of North Adams, and the director of the UMass Labor Center. 

Maynard Seider 

Seider grew up in a working class family where both of his parents were union members. 

He taught sociology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for 32 years, and was a union member and chapter president for seven years. He thought of the idea for the documentary during a class he taught in the 1980s called The Social History of North Adams.

Seider’s documentary has won multiple awards including the Silver Award in the Documentary Film Competition at the 2015 Oregon Film Awards and the Sierra Nevada Award in the Documentary Competition at the 2015 Mountain Film Festival.

 

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