The Hand That Feeds (2014)

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At a popular 24-hour New York bakery café, customers get served bagels and coffee with a smile. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back. Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a yearlong journey that will test the limits of their resolve.
Lawyers battle in back rooms, Occupy Wall Street protesters take over the restaurant, and a picket line divides the neighborhood. But if they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country.
Virgilio Arán, Benjamin Dictor, Diego Ibañez, Gonzalo Jiménez, Elizabeth López, Mahoma López, Margarito López, Nastaran Mohit, Diana Ortiz, Rosanna Rodriguez, Felicito Tapia
Robin Blotnick,
Robin Blotnick, Rachel Lears
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