Help pick the best Cinema Politica documentary that screened in 2016. Select one film from the list of the most widely screened films within the Cinema Politica Network below.*
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Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick / United States / 2014 / 84 ' / Spanish - English / S.T. English
A positive(!) and inspiring story of undocumented yet empowered migrant workers demanding labour justice in New York City.
At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.
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