See a movie with the Sisters of St. Joseph on Friday!

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange are inviting the public to join them at the screening of “?Maquilapolis”? (City of Factories), the Winner of the “2007 Latin American Studies Association CASA Award of Merit in Film,” on Friday, April 4th. This is part of their Friday Night Film Series.

Maquilapolis was made in 2006. It is 68 minutes in length. It is directed and produced by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre.
It is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Here is a brief summary of this film:

Starting in the 1960s the U.S. and Mexican governments initiated a trade agreement allowing components for everything from batteries, IV tubes, toys to clothes to be imported duty-free into Mexico, assembled there and then exported back duty-free as finished consumer goods for sale in the U.S. Tijuana became known as the television capital of the world, ?TV-juana.?

Globalization promised jobs, and working class Mexicans uprooted their lives to flock to the northern frontier in search of better paying work. In 2001, Tijuana suffered a recession as corporations chased after even cheaper labor in Asia.

The Schedule is as follows:

6:30 – 7:00 Gathering and Refreshments
7:00 – 8:10 Film Showing
8:10 – 8:40 Discussion
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