Bread and Roses | 2001

Drama, Period
2 Latino sisters working as cleaners in downtown Los Angeles during the '80s fight for their right to unionize.

Cast

... Maya

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... Sam

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... Rosa

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... Bert

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... Simona

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... Luis

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... Anna

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... Ben

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... Berta

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... Cynthia

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... Dolores

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... Ella

Actor

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Synopsis

A young Mexican woman crosses the border into LA to join her sister, who works as a janitor in some of the city's largest corporate offices. Surrounded by the machinations of big business, the sisters seek happiness on a smaller but more human scale as they try to organize a janitorial union. A chance meeting with a passionate American activist leads to a guerilla campaign against their employers. The fight threatens their livelihood, family, and risks their expulsion from the country.

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