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Bread and roses

Author: Ken LoachRebecca O'BrienPaul LavertyAdrien BrodyPilar PadillaAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maya is an undocumented worker who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Social problem films
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Loach; Rebecca O'Brien; Paul Laverty; Adrien Brody; Pilar Padilla; Elpidia Carrillo; George Lopez; Jack McGee; Alonso Chavez; Monica Rivas; Parallax Pictures.; Road Movies Filmproduktion.; Tornasol Films.; Alta Films.; British Screen.; British Sky Broadcasting.; B.A.C. Films.; BIM Distribuzione.; Cine Art Productions.; Film Co-operative (Zürich); FilmFour (Firm); Westdeutscher Rundfunk.; Sept/Arte (Firm); Degeto Films (Firm); Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH.; Lions Gate Films.; Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
OCLC Number: 157002227
Language Note: In English and Spanish with optional Spanish or English subtitles; optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.
Special features include theatrical trailer, scene access and more, accessed through interactive menus.
Credits: Photography, Barry Ackroyd ; editor, Jonathan Morris ; music, George Fenton.
Cast: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee, George Lopez, Alonso Chavez, Monica Rivas.
Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Dolby 5.1 digital.
Other Titles: Bread & roses
Responsibility: a Parallax Pictures, Road Movies Filmproduktion and Tornasol/Alta Films production ; with the participation of British Screen and BSkyB ; in association with BAC Films, BIM Distribuzione, Cinéart and Film Co-operative, Zürich ; and in collaboration with Film Four, WDR/La Sept-Arte, ARD/DEGETO Film and Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen ; producer, Rebecca O'Brien ; screenplay, Paul Laverty ; director, Ken Loach.

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Maya is an undocumented worker who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer.

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