I wrote about Maquilapolis a few years ago, and even though one of the directors, Sergio de la Torre, hated the story because he thought I shouldn’t have talked to the owners of the maquilas (he was afraid of a lawsuit at the time) and has been a complete dick to me ever since, I support the film in every way. It’s a beautiful piece of work and, for those out there who have never thought of the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) , or any other NAFTA-like agreement that’s gone through since, this is a must-see film. It’s screening this week in San Diego, the full info is below:
Maquilapolis: City of Factories/Ciudad de Maquiladoras
A documentary film by Vicky Funari and Sergio de la Torre
Documental por Vicky Funari y Sergio de la Torre
A real life history of the working women in Tijuana,
Maquilapolis depicts globalization from the perspective of factory workers.
Una historia real de las mujeres trabajadoras de Tijuana,
Maquilapolis muestra la globalización desde la perspectiva de trabajadoras de maquila.
Q&A afterwards with Magdalena Cerda, community activist
Chilpancingo Collective for Environmental Justice
Participación de Magdalena Cerda, activista comunitaria
Colectivo Chilpancingo por Justicia Ambiental
Thursday, Oct 2, Room A-213, 7 pm
San Diego City College campus, Free
Jueves 2 de Octubre, Salon A 213, 7 pm
San Diego City College, Gratis