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Title Maquilapolis = City of factories / ITVS ; a CineMamás film ; produced and directed by Vicky Funari, Sergio De La Torre in collaboration with the women of Grupo Factor X, Colectivo Chilpancingo, Promotoras por los Derechos de las Mujeres ; co-producers, Darcy McKinnon, Annelise Wunderlich ; in association with the Independent Television Service
Published [San Francisco, CA] : California Newsreel, [2006]


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (68 min.)) : sound, color
Contents Welcome to Tijuana -- Carmen -- Lourdes -- We are promotoras -- Labor claim -- Carmen's new job -- Lourdes tells a toxic tale -- Labor board hearing -- Labor rights -- Chilpancingo Collective -- Infrastructure -- From boom to bust -- Clean-up at Metales -- Lead, labor, and the law -- Future
Bienvenidos a Tijuana -- Carmen -- Lourdes -- Somos promotoras -- Demanda laboral -- Nuevo empleo -- Lourdes cuenta un cuento tóxico -- Audiencia laboral -- Derecho laboral -- Colectivo Chilpancingo -- Infraestructura -- Del auge al fracaso -- Limpieza de Metales -- Piomo, trabajo, y la ley -- Futuro
Summary Using video diaries kept by two women promotoras (community activists), this documentary explores the environmental devastation and urban chaos of Tijuana's maquiladoras, the multinationally owned factories that came to Mexico for cheap labor. Maquiladora workers--overwhelmingly women--produce televisions, electrical cables, toys, clothes, batteries and IV tubes, they weave the very fabric of life for consumer nations. They also confront labor violations, toxic waste dumps, and the unhealthy conditions in the colonias where they live. As globalization turns workers into a commodity that can be bought anywhere in the world for the lowest price, the stories of Carmen and Lourdes illustrate what can be accomplished with determination and faith in the future
Notes Title from title frames
"The women in this film developed and created its images, sounds and ideas in collaboration with the filmmakers."--Credits
Credits Editor, Vicky Funari ; original score, Pauline Oliveros with Bostich and Fussible Nortec Collective, and John Blue ; 16 mm cinematography, Daniel Gorrell, Sophia Constantinou ; aerial photography, Martin Zimmerman ; transcriber, David Sweet-Cordero
Performer Carmen Durán, Lourdes Luján
Notes In Spanish with English subtitles and some English with Spanish subtitles
Videodisc (DVD) version record
Won 2006 CPH:DOX, Amnesty Award - Honorable Mention
Won 2006 Tribeca Film Festival Special Jury Prize, Outstanding achievement in documentary
Nominated 2006 Tribeca Film Festival Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature
SUBJECT Durán, Carmen
Luján, Lourdes.
Durán, Carmen fast
Subject Industries -- Mexico
Women -- Employment -- Mexico
Pollution -- Mexico
Social change -- Mexico
Women offshore assembly industry workers -- Mexico -- Tijuana (Baja California) -- Social conditions
Women in development -- Mexico -- Tijuana (Baja California)
Manufacturing industries -- Social aspects -- Mexico -- Tijuana (Baja California)
Offshore assembly industry -- Employees -- Labor unions -- Mexico -- Tijuana (Baja California)
Offshore assembly industry -- Environmental aspects -- Mexico -- Tijuana (Baja California)
Employment (Economic theory)
Social change.
Environmental Pollution
Social Change
Women, Working
Manufacturing industries -- Social aspects
Offshore assembly industry -- Employees -- Labor unions
Offshore assembly industry -- Environmental aspects
Social change
Social conditions
Women -- Employment
Women in development
Women offshore assembly industry workers -- Social conditions
SUBJECT Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) -- Social conditions
Subject Mexico
Mexico -- Tijuana (Baja California)
Genre/Form Streaming video
documentary film.
Documentary films
Historical films
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Funari, Vicky, producer, director.
De La Torre, Sergio, producer, director.
McKinnon, Darcy, producer.
Wunderlich, Annelise, producer.
Durán, Carmen, narrator
Luján, Lourdes, narrator.
Independent Television Service, production company
CineMamás Productions, production company.
Grupo Factor X.
Colectivo Chilpancingo.
Promotoras por los Derechos de las Mujeres.
California Newsreel (Firm)
Other Titles City of factories