This seven minute short film, adapted from the feature documentary for a Times editorial series on immigration, has been screened by The White House Office of Public Engagement, The National Council for Occupation Safety and Health and other groups around the country.
Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma López sets out to end abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America's new wage wars.
Official one-sheet for The Hand That Feeds. Design by Partner & Partners.
Hot & Crusty pizza maker Nazario G. salutes the occupation of his workplace. Photo credit: Eleazar Castillo
Dishwasher Margarito López shares his thoughts with director Robin Blotnick, moments before occupying his workplace with a group of activist supporters. Photo credit: Jed Brandt.
Sandwich maker Mahoma López and cashier Diana O. confront their manager on the day of their store's closing. Photo credit: Jed Brandt.
Hot & Crusty workers Margarito López, Mahoma López and Maurilio O. stage a sit-down in their shop on the day of its closing. Photo credit: Jed Brandt.
As the NYPD breaks up the occupation, Laundry Worker Centers' Nastaran Mohit calls for a new strategy. Photo Credit: Jed Brandt.
Pizza maker Felicito Tapia displays a visual argument for organizing on the Hot & Crusty picket line. Photo Credit: Jed Brandt.
"Hasta la victoria siempre!" Workers and supporters remain optimistic on the Hot & Crusty picket line. Photo Credit: Jed Brandt.
Directors Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick on the picket line photo credit: Tami Gold
Directors Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick pitch the film to a carefully assembled table of NGOs, funders and broadcasters at Good Pitch NY. Photo Credit: Lauren Colchamiro (friendswithmachines.com)
Star Mahoma López surprises the audience at Good Pitch NY. Photo Credit: Lauren Colchamiro (friendswithmachines.com)
Director Rachel Lears gets a pick-up establishing shot in the Bronx.
Mahoma López kicks off the film's premiere at Full Frame by joining a fast food action in Durham, North Carolina.
Mahoma marching in a fast food action in Durham, NC.
Directors Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick with star Mahoma López at the world premiere, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina.
The crowd goes wild at Full Frame, where the film was voted the audience favorite. Photo credit: Ursula Liang
Star Mahoma López poses with local immigrant rights activists at the Full Frame premiere. Photo credit: Ursula Liang
Star Mahoma López poses with local activists at the Full Frame premiere. Photo credit: Ursula Liang
Star Mahoma López and director Rachel Lears with Bacilio Castro, a North Carolina poultry processing worker-organizer, at the Full Frame premiere. Photo credit: Ursula Liang
Stars Ben Dictor and Mahoma López at the AFI DOCS screening. Courtesy of AFI / Jon Norris
Stars Mahoma and Elizabeth López and Ben Dictor join the directors onstage at at AFI DOCS.
Tired looking filmmakers at Traverse City Film Festival celebrate a day of screening the film in 3 states.
(adaptación de un artículo de opinión escrito por los cineastas y publicado por el New York Times) Estamos haciendo esta película primero que nada porque es la clásica historia del desfavorecido y nos inspira el valor de nuestras y nuestros protagonistas. Más allá de eso, queremos entender cómo la gente común encuentra ese valor dentro […]