The Hand That Feeds
Co-Directors Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick
Behind the scenes of the 63rd Street Hot and Crusty Café in New York City’s affluent Upper East Side, undocumented immigrant workers face pay below minimum wage, dangerous machinery and abusive managers. The Hand That Feeds follows a group of workers who risk deportation and the loss of their livelihoods to team up with a crew of innovative young organizers and form their own independent union.
On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program, Christopher Newport University’s Office of the Provost and the Ferguson Center for the Arts.