Tuesday, August 27th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested
Popcorn and refreshments provided
All welcome, no one turned away due to lack of funds
About the Film: Made in L.A. "Follow the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer. In intimate verité style, the Emmy-award winning 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." (2007, 70 min), Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar.
After the film, there will have a Q&A (via Skype) with Joann Lo, who was the lead organizer from the film and the lead organizer of the Boycott Forever 21 Campaign. Joann will discuss the film, organizing for workers rights and the importance of supporting “sweatfree” products and retailers.
See the trailer on the film's official website here. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award- winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS.
BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts. Our goal is to provide a unique experience that a local Cineplex cannot – an opportunity for discussion that allows a better understanding of issues affecting our communities and our world. If you are interested in helping out in any way, they are also looking for volunteers to help out, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in supporting BloomScreen.
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