Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre’s searing documentary focuses on the abominable working conditions of maquiladoras in Tijuana, a subject close to the heart of the artist and activist Fred Lonidier. Lonidier, through his own practice and that of the collective Labor Link TV, has explored the ways in which photography can inspire and sustain political activism, turning his attention recently to the cross-border labor struggles between the United States and Mexico.
The film will be preceded by a screening of Labor Link TV Program #66B, Han Young Workers Vote and followed by a discussion with Fred Lonidier and director Vicky Funari.
(Maquilapolis, 2006, dirs. Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre, 70min; Labor Link TV Program #66B, 1997, 9:30 min.)
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