Film and Panel Discussion: “MAQUILAPOLIS” and Fair Trade Initiatives
As a continued effort against Free Trade Agreements, Af3irm San Diego in collaboration with The Centro Cultural de la Raza will be presenting the film MAQUILAPOLIS [city of factories] by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre. Following the film is a panel discussion with local groups on how to continue the efforts against Free Trade Agreements (old and new) in our bordering communities.
Friday August 24th, 6pm
2004 Park Blvd., San Diego, California 92101
About the film
“To create MAQUILAPOLIS, the filmmakers brought together factory workers in Tijuana and community organiza
tions in Mexico and the U.S. to collaborate on a film that depicts globalization through the eyes of the women who live on its leading edge. The factory workers who appear in the film have been involved in every stage of production, from planning to shooting, from scripting to outreach. This collaborative process breaks with the traditional documentary practice of dropping into a location, shooting and leaving with the “goods,” which would only repeat the pattern of the maquiladora itself. The process embraces subjectivity as a value and a goal. It merges artmaking with community development to ensure that the film’s voice will be truly that of its subjects.”