Directors & Producers: Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick

2014 | 84 min
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.

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