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|Reel Work Film Festival: Made in LA/Hecho in Los Angeles|
|Date||Saturday April 26|
|Time||1:00 PM - 3:30 PM|
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Calvary Lutheran Episcopal Church
532 Center Street in downtown Santa
The Reel Work Film Festival will screen “Made in L.A." on Saturday, April 26, 1:00 pm at the Calvary Episcopal Church at 532 Center Street in downtown Santa Cruz.
Made in LA is 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.
"Labor protest is not dead. Nor is it futile,” is the way that the New York Times describes “Made in L.A. /Hecho en Los Angeles/,” one of the winners of this year’s prestigious Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Film & Digital Media. “Congress may not be able to decide how to process the nation's illegal immigrants,” continues the Times, “but the film understands that they're simply here, an integral component of the economy. Rather, the documentary is about basic human dignity." Film maker Almudena Carracedo will be on hand to discuss the making of the film.