Thursday, December 24, 2009

American Documentary Showcase schedule

At American Documentary Showcase

At American Documentary Showcase


This film series draws to a close today here in Chiang Mai with the noon showing of Made in L.A. American Documentary Showcase" was presented at Chiang Mai University starting December 9.


At Chiang Mai University’s Library Center


In “American Corner’s Mini Theatre,” 3rd floor, Chiang Mai University’s Library Center, at noon.


Thursday, December 24, at 12 pm noon:  Made in L.A. (2007) by Almudena Carracedo – 70 mins – US, Documentary. Made in L.A. follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a mega-trendy clothing retailer. In intimate verité style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman's life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.


There is FREE admission.


About American Documentary Showcase


The American Documentary Showcase is an opportunity to watch contemporary documentaries, rare documentaries, documentaries for social change, and documentaries from various film festivals. It’s a chance to see America from different angles. Showcase is a curated program of contemporary documentaries that is offered to US Embassies for screening worldwide, intended to demonstrate the role documentaries play in fostering understanding and cooperation.

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