Joel Sucher Release date1980 Initial releaseApril 3, 1980 (New York City) DirectorsSteven Fischler, Joel Sucher People also search forAnarchism in America, Dressing America ProducersSteven Fischler, Joel Sucher CastIrving Abrams (Himself), Paul Avrich (Himself), Abe Bluestein (Himself), Fanny Breslow (Herself), Joe Conason (Himself), James Dick (Himself)
The Free Voice of Labor: The Jewish Anarchists is a 1980 documentary by Steve Fischler and Joel Sucher of Pacific Street Films. It memorializes the story of the Yiddish anarchist newspaper Fraye Arbeter Shtime, and the Jewish anarchist movement of the early 20th century. The movie contained a short interview with a very young Joe Conason. Paul Avrich was a consultant on the film. As of 2006, AK Press has begun distributing it as part of a double DVD release with Anarchism in America, named after the latter.
This documentary traces the history of the Yiddish anarchist newspaper that published it’s final issue after 87 years—as told by it’s now elderly, but decidedly unbowed staff.