The Hand That Feeds

Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2:30PM

1 hour 24 minutes

Not Rated

Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

Maine Film Center and Colby Center for Arts and Humanities present:

Cinema in Conversation:


Programmed and sponsored by Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities

Co-sponsored by the Oak Institute for Human Rights and the Colby College Departments of Cinema Studies, Spanish, and Religious Studies.

Post-film Q&A with subject Mahoma López!

At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back. Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick’s feature on the unionization effort of workers at Hot & Crusty bakery in New York City is “a tribute to American labor…socially conscious documentary filmmaking at its best” –Peter Keough, The Boston Globe.


Sunday, October 23, 2022


Free and open to the public.

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