November 8, 2017
Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three undocumented Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey in the streets and in the courtroom to win basic labor protections from the parent company of trendy clothing retailer Forever 21.
In intimate vérité style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of this struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, and deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration and the power of unity.
Made in L.A., Almudena Carracedo, 2007, 70 min., DVD.
FREE, and open to all. A moderated discussion with follow the film.
Presented by South Side Projections, Casa Michoacán, and the Smart Museum of Art in conjunction with Welcome Blanket.