Workers Unite! Film Festival in NYC
Event ends: May 6, 2012 4:00 pm
ILRF is a community partner of two films that are screening in the festival: Stitched Together (Tejid@s Junt@s) and The Machinists. Click here for screening times and for the complete weekend schedule.
The Machinists, In the teeming city neighborhoods of Bangladesh, young women work 15 hour days. In dangerous and dirty conditions, they make high fashion clothes for Europe and the USA. Their children suffer, their parents suffer and yet they find the will to fight back and organize a union.
Stitched Together (Tejid@s Junt@s) - Throughout the country college students are organizing and protesting at their campus bookstores to force them to stop buying sweatshop made clothing. In the Dominican Republic, labor activists, students and workers create an independently owned garment factory out of the ashes of an old Nike sweatshop. They call it Alta Gracia. Alta Gracia proves that garment workers can be paid a living wage, treated with dignity and the products can still make a profit.