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Engrossing Film on the Black Merchant Marines SALTY DOG BLUES 1/9/14 Baltimore

Salty Dog Blues

Salty Dog Blues

Event Type: screenings, African American, Latino, documentary

Thu Jan 9 7:30pm

$12, $7 mbrs. General Public tickets › Members tickets ›


Salty Dog Blues

Director: Al Santana and Denise Belén Santiago
USA, 2013, 60 mins.

Salty Dog Blues is the story about Merchant Marines of color and their relationship to the National Maritime Union, a once progressive union that was forced, in 2001, to merge with the Seafarers International Union. In the process, many of the retired mariners lost benefits they worked their entire lives to secure. Examining their development as a multi-racial/international labor force, the film chronicles the lives of these men and women and describes how they navigated issues of racism, disparities in the workplace, as well as gender and familial conflicts. It is an intimate look at the potentially devastating consequences of stagnant pension plans, the eradication of medical benefits, and how the elder mariners are organizing to fight back against these injustices. 7:30pm $12, $7 mbrs.

Official Selection – Vancouver International Film Festival

Watch the trailer:

– See more at:

Creative Alliance at The Patterson | 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224 | | 410/276-1651

January 7, 2014 - Posted by | ART, FILM, HOLIDAY GUIDES, opportunity, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , ,

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