VICKI FUNARI, Co-Director, Maquilapolis w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show

10/07/06

Maquilapolis – City of Factories

VICKI FUNARI, Co-Director, Maquilapolis. Just over the border in Mexico is an area peppered with maquiladoras: massive sweatshops often owned by the world's largest multinational corporations. Carmen and Lourdes work at maquiladoras in Tijuana, where each day they confront labor violations, environmental devastation and urban chaos. Workers are expected to be grateful that they earn approximately $11 a day – a figure that proves to be too high a labor cost for today’s international manufacturers. www.pov.org. http://www.maquilapolis.com/funari_eng.html. Maquilopolis will be shown on POV, WEDU, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 11 pm.

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