BloomScreen Presents: Maquilapolis: City of Factories, Tuesday 7pm

Maquilapolis: City of Factories (2006, 60 min), by Vicky Funari and Sergio de la Torre – Filmed in the Free Trade Zones in Tijuana, where filmmakers taught women workers – Carmen and Lourdes, to film their work and their lives, to document the labor violations, environmental devastation and urban chaos, they confront everyday.

Just over the border in Mexico is an area peppered with maquiladoras: massive sweatshops often owned by the world’s largest multinational corporations. Carmen and Lourdes work at maquiladora in Tijuana, where they confront labor violations, environmental devastation and urban chaos. In this lyrical documentary, the women reach beyond the daily struggle for survival to organize for change, taking on both the Mexican and U.S. governments and a major television manufacturer.

Following our screening, we’ll talk w/ some labor rights activists, and with Rachel Taber, labor activist and rep for union-made apparel maker Alta Gracia.

*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars. Free popcorn and refreshments provided.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts.

Volunteers wanted! Have a suggestion for a film? Know a local filmmaker who wants to screen their work? Want to lend a hand? Email with your ideas.

When: Tuesday 9/25, 7:00pm- 9:00pm
Where: Bloombars, 3222 11th St NW, Washington DC

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