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Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion with the Director, Producer,and the cast of:

MADE IN L.A.
Hecho en Los Angeles
  *In Spanish and English with bilingual subtitles
Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice…
 VIEW THE TRAILER AT: www.madeinla.com

 

UCLA
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
 6:
30 pm - 8: 30 pm
  Room: Public Affairs 1246

Free! Refreshments will be provided!
 

Sponsor(s): UCLA IRLE (Institute for Research on Labor & Employment), UCLA Labor Center, Critical Race Studies Program - UCLA Law School, School of Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, Latin American Institute, Chicano Studies Research Center, Asian American Studies Department, MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan), Conciencia Libre & Student Worker Front, Student Activist Project, Center for the Study of Urban Poverty.
 

"A valuable and moving film- and entertaining as well - precious…
a document of an experience." LOS ANGELES TIMES
 
 Synopsis of film: Maria, Lupe and Maura are three Latina immigrants struggling to survive in
Los Angeles
sweatshops. But one day, determined to win basic labor
protections, they embark on a three-year odyssey that will transform their
lives forever. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story
about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.
 
For more information, please contact: Elizbeth Espinoza, Labor & Workplace Studies Minor, espinoza@irle.ucla.edu

"Made in L.A. follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a mega-trendy clothing retailer. In intimate verite style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice." -made in L

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