Los Trabajadores/The Workers

Juan and Ramon, immigrant day laborers, explore the contradictions that haunt America's dependence on and discrimination against immigrant labor.

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Series
Independent Lens
Premiere Date
March 25, 2003
Length
60 minutes

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The Film

It's 1999, and the booming city of Austin, Texas keeps on growing — thanks largely to men like Ramon and Juan, who work some of the hardest jobs in an America that doesn't want them. Through their lives and a controversy over a local day labor program, Los Trabajadores/The Workers explores the contradictions that haunt America's dependence on and discrimination against immigrant labor.

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