Maquilapolis

Maquilapolis

Streaming Video - 2012
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Carmen worked the graveyard shift in a Tijuana maquiladora, one of the hundreds of factories owned by transnational corporations who ship components to a free trade zone to be assembled at slave wages then sent back to the country of origin duty-free. But when the plant relocated to Asia and refused to provide severance pay, Carmen became a promotora, or grassroots activist and challenged its illegal tactics. Lourdes became a promotora when the U.S. owners of a battery- recycling factory neglected to clean up the tons of toxic waste that was causing significant health problems in her community. This program tells the story of the two promotoras and their quest to hold corporations accountable for unethical practices in Mexico's free trade zone.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2006
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (68 min.) :,sd., col., digital file

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