“Made in L.A.” Brings Attention to Migrant Workers

2007

United States

Activism & Resistance Labor & Economy Media & Culture

Directed by Almudena Carracedo, this Emmy award-winning feature documentary, Made in L.A., brought popular media attention to the persistent issue of labor injustice faced by migrant workers in the garment industry. The film follows the story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops. After years of enduring abusive conditions, the women commence a several year fight for basic labor protections against the popular youth clothing retailer, Forever 21.