The clip associated with the Maquilapolis: City of Factories lesson plan shows Mexican women working at maquiladoras — massive factories owned by some of the world's biggest corporations just over the U.S.-Mexico border. Students should talk about why some corporations choose to set up factories in Mexico. They should also discuss why the workers continue working at the factories despite the challenges they face. Return to lesson plan »
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.
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.
A group of Syrian women explain that the biggest challenges for women in the Muslim world stem not from conservative religious behaviors but from the cultural norms advocated by conservative male clerics.