San Sebastian Fest to Respect Strike on Sept. 26

8:19 AM PST 09/14/2012 by Pamela Rolfe

The strike is a regional effort to protest workers' vulnerability.

MADRID - The San Sebastian International Film Festival will respect its workers that opt to participate in a general strike in Spain's Basque region called for Sept. 26 in an effort to "support for those who are out of work and who find themselves in a difficult situation."

"Given the complexity of the situation, the festival has decided not to screen films at any of its cinemas, except the Kursaal Auditorium and the K2. These cinemas will only offer screenings of films competing in the different sections and no events will be organized other than those that we can neither cancel nor change to another day. The Festival will also suspend all activities scheduled in spaces other than the Kursaal Centre. It will therefore close all Festival installations and services not housed in this building," the festival said in a statement.

 

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