The Hand That Feeds
america reframed

At a popular bakery cafe, 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 Lopez has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.

Episode Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes and 49 seconds

Episode Number: 419

About America ReFramed:

America ReFramed showcases films that will give viewers a "snapshot" of the transforming American life; the guts, the grit and the glamor of a new and changing America.

From contemporary life on Native reservations to stories of recovery on the Gulf, from hardships and revitalization in towns big and small to stories from city streets across the country, these independent, personal and opinionated films document the times in which we live.


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Thu, Jun 20 8:00 P.M. Jack & Yaya     NH World (11.3)
Fri, Jun 21 12:00 A.M. Jack & Yaya     NH World (11.3)
Fri, Jun 21 8:00 A.M. Jack & Yaya     NH World (11.3)
Fri, Jun 21 3:00 P.M. Jack & Yaya     NH World (11.3)
Sat, Jun 22 10:00 P.M. Jack & Yaya     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jun 23 2:00 A.M. Jack & Yaya     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jun 23 9:00 A.M. Jack & Yaya     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jun 23 5:00 P.M. Jack & Yaya     NH World (11.3)
Thu, Jun 27 8:00 P.M. Vision Portraits     NH World (11.3)
Fri, Jun 28 12:00 A.M. Vision Portraits     NH World (11.3)
Fri, Jun 28 8:00 A.M. Vision Portraits     NH World (11.3)
Fri, Jun 28 3:00 P.M. Vision Portraits     NH World (11.3)
Sat, Jun 29 10:00 P.M. Vision Portraits     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jun 30 2:00 A.M. Vision Portraits     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jun 30 9:00 A.M. Vision Portraits     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jun 30 5:00 P.M. Vision Portraits     NH World (11.3)


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