By admin, on April 14th, 2014

Stunned co-directors accepting the Audience Award at Full Frame

Thanks to Jon Parker for the video.

By admin, on April 14th, 2014

Students of the World: Full Frame film reviews

I found this film to be incredibly engaging and a beautiful portrayal of the struggles that some go through for something that most viewers take for granted.

By admin, on April 9th, 2014

Anthony Kaufman for Indiewire

Another world premiere crowd-pleaser marked by emotional highs and lows, “The Hand That Feeds”… a well-plotted and captivating David & Goliath story, filled with plenty of narrative twists and turns and ups and downs, which will go down easy with viewers. The film received a standing ovation, which doubled in fervor when the film’s central protagonist, a soft-spoken immigrant named Mahoma López, was invited to speak after the screening. “The Hand that Feeds” deservingly won the festival’s Audience Award.

By admin, on April 6th, 2014

The Herald-Sun: ‘Evolution of a Criminal’ among nine award winners at Full Frame

The Audience Award for best feature went to Rachel Lears’ and Robin Blotnick’s “The Hand That Feeds,” about New York City restaurant workers who unionize for better wages and working conditions. In accepting the award, Blotnick said the Full Frame audience had shown that North Carolina is willing to have a conversation about this issue. “I hope the rest of the country will follow,” Blotnick said.


By admin, on April 6th, 2014

News & Observer: Films of autobiography, injustice, rebellion take Full Frame awards

The Full Frame Audience Award for feature film, sponsored by Merge Records and determined by audience ballot, went to Rachel Lears’ and Robin Blotnick’s “The Hand That Feeds,” about a group of immigrant workers fighting for economic justice from a New York restaurant chain. In an acceptance speech, Blotnick said that he was happy to see that “North Carolina is ready to have a conversation about the topic in this film, and I hope that the rest of the country will follow.”

By admin, on April 5th, 2014

This AP story was picked up by dozens of newspapers and TV stations

By admin, on April 2nd, 2014

WUNC 91.5: The Fight for a Fair Wage, a Full Frame Story

By admin, on March 31st, 2014

News & Observer: Full Frame—What to Watch

Unabashedly pro-worker and pro-union, this film is an impassioned reminder that collective action is often the best way to fight the powers that be.

By admin, on March 29th, 2014


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By admin, on March 26th, 2014

Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan in the Durham Herald-Sun

“The Hand That Feeds” is a documentary that Americans need to see.

By admin, on March 7th, 2014

Jubilee Films News 3.6.2014

By admin, on March 6th, 2014

IndieWire: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2014 Line Up

By admin, on December 17th, 2013

Latino Public Broadcasting Awards Co-Production Grant to The Hand That Feeds

By admin, on November 25th, 2013

IndieWire: Chicken & Egg announces grant to The Hand That Feeds

By admin, on October 25th, 2013

The Hand That Feeds continues its inexhaustible quest for industry mentorship at Tribeca / A&E Indiefilms storytelling workshop

This week, we’ve been getting inspired by some of our favorite doc filmmakers at the Tribeca/A&E Indiefilms storytelling workshop. The people behind Born into Brothels, Grizzly Man, Jesus Camp, Searching for Sugarman, Buck, etc. etc. etc. are helping The Hand That Feeds plot world domination! Counted among our peers here are some frankly dangerous filmmakers who have been tailing Pakistan’s ex-president Musharraf, FBI informants, CIA whistleblowers and a transgendered 6 year old in an evangelical town.