Many New Yorkers are quick to cite meeting people from around the world as one of their favorite aspects of living in the city. Many small businesses (dry cleaners, nail salons, food carts, to name a stereotypical few) employ and are sometimes run by first- and second-generation immigrants. But what’s going on behind the counter?
“The Hand That Feeds,” a new documentary opening at Cinema Village in NYC on April 3, takes a look at what happens when workers attempt to unionize at a popular Manhattan bakery. Citing low wages, dangerous working conditions and abusive managers, the employees involve lawyers, local organizers and Occupy Wall Street protesters (this was in 2012) in their fight against exploitation. Below are two exclusive clips from the film as well as the poster:
“Diana And Gretel At Dinner”
“Margaritos Sends Money To His Family”
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