The Hand That Feeds

Film Screening and Discussion

Title Conditional: The Hand That Feeds

Directed by Robin Blotnick and Rachel Lears
(United States, 2014)

Monday, November 2, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm | Room 160, Kroeber Hall

“The Hand that Feeds” tells the story of sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez as he organizes his undocumented immigrant co-workers to fight 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. Spanish and English with English subtitles. 84 minutes.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with a #FightFor15 worker and organizer, CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken, and UC Berkeley Labor Center Chair Ken Jacobs.

“Filmed with the urgency and suspense of a Hitchcock thriller.” — Diana Clark, The Village Voice

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the UC Berkeley Labor Center.

Shonda Roberts, Ken Jacobs, and Harley Shaiken answer questions from the audience in the discussion following the screening of the film "The Hand that Feeds," November 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)
Shonda Roberts, Ken Jacobs, and Harley Shaiken answer questions from the audience during the panel discussion following the screening of the film
"The Hand that Feeds," November 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)

Shonda Roberts speaks about her experience as a worker and organizer, November 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)
Shonda Roberts speaks about her experience as a worker and organizer, November 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)

Ken Jacobs speaks with an audience member after the panel discussion, November 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)
Ken Jacobs speaks with an audience member after the panel discussion, November 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)

One of the workers featured in "The Hand That Feeds." (Photo by Eleazar Castillo.)
One of the workers featured in "The Hand That Feeds." (Photo by Eleazar Castillo.)