In the words of Maegan la Mamita Mala at Vivirlatino:
Maybe President Obama should watch the film Made in L.A. so he can be reminded why we cannot wait till 2010 for immigration reform.
I agree. Not only can we not wait until 2010, but this film cuts to the core of some of most pressing issues facing the undocumented population here in the United States. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out tonight – it’s a must see. Check out local listings here.
And watch the new trailer below:
Made in L.A. is a ground-breaking documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer. In intimate verite style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience.
Now, advocates from across the country are launching a campaign to use Made in L.A. as a tool to humanize and change the terms of the immigration debate.
Watch this short new web video about the campaign, the first in a series that will highlight the many issues that intersect in Made in L.A. Forward it to your friends!
Between April 15th and May 31st (and beyond) national organizations, grassroots groups, faith-based congregations and individuals are coming together in a nationwide effort to share the Emmy-winning Made in L.A. and put a human face on the issues of immigration, immigrant workers’ rights, and supporting humane immigration reform.
By creating a climate of empathy and understanding around immigration reform, we can use Made in L.A. to help lay the foundation for change. Join the movement at www.MadeInLA.com/MayDay!
Other ways you can help promote the campaign and change the terms of the immigration debate include:
1. Host a screening
2. Send an e-mail to your friends and lists about the campaign and include the short web video below. Visit our snazzy new Facebookand Myspacepages and spread the word!
3. Post the banner and button on your blog or website