The Free Voice of Labor: The Jewish Anarchists

THE FREE VOICE OF LABOR: THE JEWISH ANARCHISTS paints a dramatic, inspiring, and very humorous portrait of immigrant life in the U.S. as seen through the eyes of the sweatshop workers who made up the Jewish anarchist movement and dedicated their lives to freedom.
Since the founding of Pacific Street Films in 1969, producers Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher have produced, directed and written award-winning documentary films on a wide variety of historical, cultural and political themes. They have received numerous awards and grants, including Guggenheim Fellowships in Film, Emmy Awards, Cine Golden Eagles and the prestigious John Grierson Award for Social Documentaries. Investigative films include: "Red Squad" (1971) and "Frame-Up: The Imprisonment of Martin Sostre" (1974). "Free Voice of Labor: The Jewish Anarchists" (1980) and "Anarchism in America" (1981) examined the history of this complex philosophy and the influence it has had on American culture and politics. They have also produced compelling long-form portraits of individuals, ranging from "Albert Szent-Gyorgyi: A Special Gift" (1984) about the late Hungarian Nobel prize winner, to rock 'n roll legend Frankie Lymon, "I Promise to Remember" (1983), as well as documentaries on several Hollywood luminaries, including "Martin Scorsese Directs" (1990), "Jessica Lange: It's Only Make Believe" (1991), and "Oliver Stone: Inside/Out" (1992)., Director Lori Cheatle is a feature and documentary film producer. She is most recently a producer of the films "Stranger Than Fiction" (dir. by Esther Bell), "Stringer" (dir. Klaus Biedermann, with Burt Reynolds) and was Line Producer on "Corps Plonge" (dir. by Raoul Peck) and "Tempest" (with Maria de Medeiros and Jackie Berroyer). In documentaries, Cheatle produced "American Corner," a film about a Vietnam veteran community in Washington State, "Behind Stringer" (dir. by Amy Hobby, with Tawnee Welch). She has previously worked with Pacific Street on the films "Final Take: The Irvine Fertility Scandal" for Lifetime Television and "Sidney Lumet: An American Director" for Paramount Pictures and Aaron Spelling Television. This is her first time as a director. Since the founding of Pacific Street Films in 1969, producers Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher have produced, directed and written award-winning documentary films on a wide variety of historical, cultural and political themes. They have received numerous awards and grants, including Guggenheim Fellowships in Film, Emmy Awards, Cine Golden Eagles and the prestigious John Grierson Award for Social Documentaries. Investigative films include: "Red Squad" (1971) and "Frame-Up: The Imprisonment of Martin Sostre" (1974). "Free Voice of Labor: The Jewish Anarchists" (1980) and "Anarchism in America" (1981) examined the history of this complex philosophy and the influence it has had on American culture and politics. They have also produced compelling long-form portraits of individuals, ranging from "Albert Szent-Gyorgyi: A Special Gift" (1984) about the late Hungarian Nobel prize winner, to rock 'n roll legend Frankie Lymon, "I Promise to Remember" (1983), as well as documentaries on several Hollywood luminaries, including "Martin Scorsese Directs" (1990), "Jessica Lange: It's Only Make Believe" (1991), and "Oliver Stone: Inside/Out" (1992).
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USA
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