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Made in L.A. at 92Y Tribeca

On Thursday 2/19, our last day in the East Coast, we had a beautiful screening of Made in L.A. at 92Y Tribeca, co-presented by Chicken & Egg Pictures, and Working Films.

I had met Judith Helfand (who co-runs Chicken & Egg and Working Films) in September during the IFP market, and had left her a DVD of Made in L.A. Not long later, she called me - energized - and suggested screening Made in L.A. as part of a news series being co-presented with 92Y Tribeca (thank you Judith!)

Judith had invited the organizers and workers from NMASS (National Mobilization Against Sweatshops) and CSWA (Chinese Staff and Workers' Association) who had JUST won a long campaign against the Liberty Apparel manufacturer (workers were awarded nearly $600,000 in damages in a decision that will set a legal precedent for manufacturers to be held accountable to their subcontracted workers). But she surprised us all when she appeared with flowers for each of the workers, in recognition of their perseverance and victory! The workers spoke before the screening, and as the film rolled, I could feel their voices and struggle resonate with every person in the room. It was such a reminder to me that I was so lucky (so honored) to have captured the story of a struggle of workers in L.A., which ended reflecting the struggle of so many millions of workers across the globe...

Jeremy Levine shot the event and created this beautiful short piece for Working Films (thank you Jeremy!):

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