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Emerson ‘Bright Lights Film Series’ looks at ‘Fruits of Labor,’ ‘Matrix’

September 23, 2021

Emerson film series, directed by a Local 888 member, begins streaming online.

Emerson College’s “Bright Lights Film Series,” co-sponsored by Local 888, is launching its fall season. As in the spring, the free series will air online. Before the pandemic, the film screenings were done in the traditional manner — with everything done live and no online streaming.
Film series director Anna Feder is a Local 888 activist. Screenings will be available for streaming beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and a moderated discussion of the film will take place at 7 p.m. the next day.
The documentary “Fruits of Labor” — which will be available Wed., Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. — looks at a Mexican-American teen who lives in poverty and dreams of graduating from high school. Then, ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) steps up its raids in her community — threatening to break up her family. She then goes to work in strawberry fields and at a food-processing plant.
Also in the lineup is “A Glitch In the Matrix,” which explores the question: What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? The documentary is available for streaming starting Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.
For the full schedule: For “Fruits of Labor” tickets, see