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Two Films on Labor Leader and Cork Woman, Mother Jones


Mother Jones: America’s Most Dangerous Woman -24 min
is a new documentary about the amazing labor heroine, Mary Harris Jones, known as “Mother” Jones. Mother Jones mobilized thousands of workers in struggles for justice in the early 20th century.
The documentary shows how Mother Jones’ organizing career influenced the history of early 20th century United States. Featuring historian Elliott Gorn, leading biographer of Mother Jones, it shows how Mother Jones transformed personal and political grief and rage into an effective persona that led workers into battles that changed the course of history.

Mother Jones and Her Children, 52 minute Multiple perspectives on the history and legacy of Mother Jones. Scenes from her birthplace and comments from those in Cork add a special dimension to this film. Filmed at several locations in Illinois and the United States.
This film premiered at the Cork Mother Jones Festival in 2014 and the Mother Jones Foundation festival to rounds of applause and appreciation. The most in-depth film exploration of Mother Jones to date.
Features scenes from Cork, the birthplace of Mother Jones, Chicago, New York, Mt. Olive, Illinois.
Produced by Frameworks Films and the Cork Mother Jones Commemorative Committee, 2014
Emma Bowell and Eddie Noonan, Producers
You can also order this film directly from Ireland at http://frameworksfilms.