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Dallas VideoFest will present The Hand That Feeds. 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. Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve.

In one roller-coaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two month lockout. Lawyers will battle in back rooms, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighborhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his coworkers will never be exploited again.

WHEN

WHERE

Angelika Film Center & Cafe
5321 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX 75206
http://dallasvideofest.festivalgenius.com/2014/films/thehandthatfeeds_rachellears_dallasvideofest2014

TICKET INFO

$8
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