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Maquilapolis: City of Factories

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PBS Premiere: October 10, 2006


Just over the border in Mexico is an area peppered with maquiladoras: massive factories often owned by the world's largest multinational corporations. 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, taking on both the Mexican and U.S. governments and a major television manufacturer. A co-production of the Independent Television Service (ITVS).

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Maquilapolis (60 min.)

Premiere Date: October 10, 2006

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


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

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