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Main Title Maquilapolis = City of Factories /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Funari, Vicky.
De La Torre, Sergio.
McKinnon, Darcy.
Wunderlich, Annelise.
Durâan, Carmen.
Lujâan, Lourdes.
Publisher California Newsreel,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 68906470
Subjects 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) ; Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico)--Social conditions. ; Environmental Pollution. ; Women, Working. ; Industry--Mexico. ; Environmental Pollution--Mexico. ; Women, Working--Mexico.
Additional Subjects Durâan, Carmen. ; Lujâan, Lourdes.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  HD6101.Z6 T55 2006 DVD Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/11/2013
Collation 1 videodisc (68 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"The women in this film developed and created its images, sounds and ideas in collaboration with the filmmakers."--Credits.
Contents Notes
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. 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.