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Filmmaker Interviews

Funari and De La Torre talk about collaborating with their subjects in the making of Maquilapolis: City of Factories.

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Carmen Durán, a factory worker in Mexico, documents her life and shows herself having dinner with her children, Paloma and Alex.

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Mexican factory worker Eva, who does not make a living wage, earns extra money cooking and selling food to nearby laborers.

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Mexican worker Carmen created this video diary about her hobby, running.

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Mexican women work under challenging conditions at maquiladoras — massive factories owned by some of the world's biggest corporations just over the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Watch a short introductory clip of Mexican worker Viany as she talks about her hopes for the future.

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Carmen and Lourdes work at maquiladoras in Tijuana, where each day 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.

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An excerpt from Mexican worker Lourdes's video diary entry.

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Tijuana still lacks the infrastructure for water in many of its neighborhoods. Mexican worker Diana describes how she brings water from her neighbor's house to hers.

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Mexican worker Carmen saved enough money to purchase a small plot of land for her children. She hopes to someday build a home for them on the plot.

  • Updated on March 31, 2014

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Maquilapolis (60 min.)

Premiere Date: October 10, 2006

Trailer: Link

Filmmakers: Vicky Funari, Sergio De La Torre Bio | Interview | Statement

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Vicky Funari
Vicky Funari
Sergio De La Torre
Sergio De La Torre
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