Archive of films Maquilapolis: City of Factories / Maquilapolis: City of Factories
Mexico / USA
2006, 67 min
Section: One World Presents the Sundance Documentary Fund
There is an area on the US-Mexican border peppered with maquiladoras: massive sweatshops often owned by large multinational corporations. The film follows a group of women working in maquiladoras in Tijuana as they try struggle to survive in this hard-hitting, personal and fascinating documentary.
There is an area on the US-Mexican border peppered with maquiladoras: massive sweatshops often owned by large multinational corporations. Over a million people work for these multinationals, usually for negligible pay and under harsh conditions. Dynamic Carmen together with a group of Tijuana women decides to stand up for their workers’ rights and address publicly some of the key problems they face daily. Equipped with video cameras they continuously record their struggles. A very personal film where stringent activist videos are interwoven with stunning poetical images.
About the director
Vicky Funari focuses primarily on the lives of working people and on the complex identities of today’s culturally mixed and dynamic migratory populations. Her award winning films were screened at many prestigious festivals. Filmography: Paulina (1998), Live Nude Girls Unite! (2000), Maquilapolis: City of Factories (2006).
Sergio De La Torre is an acclaimed photographer, performance and installation artist. His art work centers on issues regarding diaspora/tourism and identity politics.
About the film
Color, BETA SP
|Section:||One World Presents the Sundance Documentary Fund|
|Director:||Vicky Funari, Sergio De La Torre|
|Dir. of Photography:||Daniel Gorrell, Sophia Constantinou|
|Producer:||Sergio De La Torre, Vicky Funari|
|Contact:||ITVS - Independent Television Service|