The Hand That Feeds


The Buzz Fri, Aug 1, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers and The Wilson Family
The Buzz Sat, Aug 2, 2014 3:00 PM
Sponsored by:
John & Pat Buday
Film Info
Section:Free Movies at The Buzz
Release Year:2014
Runtime:88 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Virgilio Arán
Benjamin Dictor
Mahoma López
Margarito López
Nastaran Mohit
Diana Ortiz
Director:Robin Blotnick
Rachel Lears
Produced by:Robin Blotnick
Rachel Lears
Cinematography:Rachel Lears
Editing By:Robin Blotnick
David Meneses
Music By:Ryan Blotnick


Across the country, undocumented immigrant workers toil in unsafe conditions and face abusive managers for sub-minimum wage pay. This rousing documentary follows a group of workers at a bakery in New York’s Upper East Side who banded together and stood up to their employers, risking deportation and their livelihoods to fight for fair treatment. Led by sandwich maker Mahoma López, the workers teamed up with activists, Occupy Wall Street protestors and other groups sympathetic to their cause, working to persevere over the course of a year filled with lockouts, picket lines, betrayals, and legal battles. An engrossing saga of a courageous fight for equality, “The Hand That Feeds” is one of the year’s great David vs. Goliath stories.

Cinema Salon
The screening on 8/1 at 12 noon will be followed by a Cinema Salon session in Clinch Park