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Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary (70 min, bilingual in English and Spanish) that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. In intimate observational style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice. Read more! !^^END OF VIDEO BLOCK^^!
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Made in L.A., which recently won an Emmy Award, took more than five years to make. We followed three Latina immigrants’ stories closely over a period of three and a half years, eventually receiving funding from ITVS, the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, and the acclaimed PBS series POV. Made in L.A. had it national broadcast premiere on PBS' POV series the day after Labor Day 2007, reaching a cumulative audience of 1 million viewers across the country -both English and Spanish-speaking.
Made in L.A. has garnered critical acclaim from publications such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Variety, El País (Spain) and La Jornada (Mexico), and was called “An excellent documentary...about basic human dignity” by The New York Times. The film has screened at more than 70 film festivals around the world, including Morelia, Havana, Docaviv and Valladolid , and has received numerous awards including the Henry Hampton Award from the Council on Foundations, a rare Special Mention of the Jury at Valladolid, the Ecumenical Jury Prize (SIGNIS) at Voces Contra El Silencio in Mexico, and Alma and Imagen Award nominations, among many others.
Since its broadcast, Made in L.A. has been showing at hundreds of conferences and screenings around the country, bringing together diverse audiences and catalyzing dialogue around the many issues that intersect in Made in L.A. Community organizations, faith-based organizations and grassroots and student groups have screened Made in L.A. in order to put a human face on the issues of immigration, to explore the impact of globalization on low wage workers and consumerism, and to shed light on the benefits of labor organizing and women's empowerment.
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