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“You will never look at your deli server the same way again.”

Patricia Aufderheide

Center for Media & Social Impact

“An inspiring story.”

Ann Hornaday

The Washington Post

“a crowd pleaser… a well-plotted and captivating David & Goliath story.”

Anthony Kaufman

Indiewire

Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez and his undocumented immigrant coworkers set out to end abusive conditions at a New York restaurant chain owned by powerful investors. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America's new wage wars.

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Media

Poster
Poster
Official poster for The Hand That Feeds, designed by Partner & Partners
"Occupy Bakery" New York Times Op-Doc
"Occupy Bakery" New York Times Op-Doc
This seven minute short film, adapted from the feature documentary for a Times editorial series on immigration, has been screened by The White House Office of Public Engagement, The National Council for Occupation Safety and Health and other groups around the country.
August 31, 2012
August 31, 2012
Dishwasher Margarito López shares his thoughts with director Robin Blotnick, moments before occupying his workplace with a group of activist supporters. photo credit: Jed Brandt
August 31, 2012
August 31, 2012
Hot & Crusty pizza maker Nazario G. salutes the occupation of his workplace. Photo credit: Eleazar Castillo
August 31, 2012
August 31, 2012
Hot & Crusty workers Margarito López, Mahoma López and Maurilio O. stage a sit-down in their shop on the day of its closing. Photo credit: Jed Brandt
August 31, 2012
August 31, 2012
As the NYPD breaks up the occupation, Laundry Worker Centers' Nastaran Mohit calls for a 24 hour picket. Photo Credit: Jed Brandt
September 3, 2012
September 3, 2012
Pizza maker Felicito Tapia displays a visual argument for organizing on the Hot & Crusty picket line. Photo Credit: Jed Brandt
September 3, 2012
September 3, 2012
"Hasta la victoria siempre!" Workers and supporters remain optimistic on the Hot & Crusty picket line. Photo Credit: Jed Brandt
April 5, 2014
April 5, 2014
Directors Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick with star Mahoma López at the world premiere, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina

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Changing the Food Chain

Changing The Food Chain is a collaboration between The Hand That Feeds and Food Chain Workers Alliance. This interactive map aims to facilitate community engagement with organizations that support workers in the food system across the United States.

See the Film

Upcoming Screenings

Miradasdoc

November 8, 2014

Ayuntamiento de Guía de Isora.  — Tenerife, Spain —  3:00 PM

DOC NYC

November 16, 2014

IFC Center  — New York, NY —  2:30 PM

Global Watch

November 19, 2014

Jacob Burns Media Arts Lab  — Pleasantville, NY —  7:30 PM

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