Directors & Producers: Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick

2014 | 84 min
USA
Languages: English and Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish, Bilingual Spanish and English

Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America’s new wage wars. Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and launch themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his coworkers will never be exploited again.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Finalist, SIMA Awards 2016
Audience Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2014
Audience Award, DOC NYC 2014
Best of Fest, AFI DOCS 2014
Jury Prize: Best Documentary Film, Sidewalk Film Fest 2014
Jury Prize, Document Human Rights Film Festival 2014
Audience Award, aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival 2015
Audience Award: Best Documentary, Chicago Latino Film Festival 2015
Best Documentary, Reading Film Festival 2015


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