Indie Lens Pop-Up: Storming Caesars Palace

Event Date and Time: March 15, 2023 7:30 pm
Cost: $0
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After losing her job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas, Ruby Duncan joined a welfare rights group of mothers who defied notions of the “welfare queen.” In a fight for guaranteed income, Ruby and other equality activists took on the Nevada mob in organizing a massive protest that shut down Caesars Palace.

Stay for a post screening talkback hosted by the Teaneck International Film Festival and guest panel TBA.

In 2023 we have partnered with NJ-PBS to feature a short film before the screening. The shorts are part of the 21 film series. The film featured a this event is Bergen County

About Bergen County: When Rhona Vega moved to Bergen County as a single mom, she hoped all future opportunities for her kids and others would be equal. They were not, so she established “Parent Matterz”—an organization that nurtures students’ dreams and ambitions and helps parents prepare for college with tutors, enrichment programs, mentors, and more.

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Credit: Courtesy Ruby Duncan Caption: Ruby Duncan holds the hands of two children on a sunny driveway.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Our 2023 series of films are presented this winter and spring through the continued partnership between Teaneck International Film Festival, The Puffin Foundation Ltd., PBS, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Film screenings are free but registration is required.


21 Film seriesAbout the 21 Film Series
The 21 film series captures one person’s story in each of the 21 NJ Counties. 21 will examine the factors and social determinants that affect each person’s quality of life. The short films and county snapshots create a dynamic mosaic about life, health, and available resources for those living in our diverse state. 21 is inspired by the documentary series States of America created by Brad Barber, exploring one person’s story in each state of the country looking at how living there affects their sense of identity.

Main photo credit: Independent Lens
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