2575 Bancroft Way (Between College and Telegraph)
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MAQUILAPOLIS (city of factories)
Special screening and Filmmaker Q&A.
Escuela Bilingüe Internacional is proud to present Maquilapolis at UC Berkeley's Pacific Film Archive on Monday, Sept 17th at 7:30pm. This exceptional documentary was produced and directed by local filmmaker Sergio De La Torre and Vicky Funari. De La Torre will be on hand to provide post-showing insight into the making of the film, along with answering questions posed by guests.

Maquilapolis was an official selection in the Tribeca Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Guadalajara International Film

When: 7:30pm PT on Monday, September 17, 2007
What: Special Screening and Filmmaker Q&A:
MAQUILAPOLIS (city of factories) with Producer and Director Sergio De La Torre
Where: UC Berkeley, Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft, Berkeley, CA 94720
Tickets available: www.ebinternacional.eventbrite.com/
Cost: $12 (advanced puchase only - no tickets at the door)

A brief look at the film:
Carmen and Lourdes work in Tijuana’s maquiladoras, the multinationally-owned factories which came to Mexico for its cheap labor. Each day these factory workers confront labor violations, environmental devastation and urban chaos -- life on the frontier of the global economy. In MAQUILAPOLIS, Carmen and Lourdes reach beyond the daily struggle for survival to organize for change: Carmen takes a major television manufacturer to task for violating her labor rights. Lourdes pressures the government to clean up a toxic waste dump left behind by a departing factory. As they work for change, the world changes too: a global economic crisis and the availability of cheaper labor in China begin to pull the factories away from Tijuana, leaving Carmen, Lourdes and their colleagues with an uncertain future.

Official Website: http://ebinternacional.eventbrite.com/

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