Join Holocaust Museum Houston for a screening of the documentary, “A Strike and An Uprising! (in Texas),” based in the telling of two events: the San Antonio pecan shellers’ strike of 1938 and the Jobs with Justice march led by Nacogdoches cafeteria workers, groundskeepers, and housekeepers in 1987. Lewis explores both events in the same film, using the methods of oral history and by relating these stories strongly to contemporary ideas and events.
Anne Lewis is an independent documentarian whose work reveals working class people fighting for social change. Her mentors include Paul Falkenburg, Marcel Ophuls, and Marion Kraft. Marcel Ophuls and Marion Kraft were refugees from Nazi Germany. Anne was associate director and assistant camerawoman for Harlan County, U.S.A. She moved to eastern Kentucky and joined the Appalshop cooperative.
The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with Anne Lewis.
Admission is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.