"Sleep Dealer" - A Film By Alex Rivera

Sleep Dealer (2008, 90m) is a low-budget, multiple Sundance Award-winning, sci-fi masterpiece that analyzes issues of immigration, worker exploitation, natural resource privatization, and information technology. Set in Mexico, the film envisions a future in which all U.S. borders are closed to immigration yet foreign workers continue to perform labor remotely via robotic connections — “all the work without the workers,” as one character notes. A mind-blowing, satirical look at modern labor and the uses of people, this film will change how you think about people’s relationships to the land and asks you to consider what it is we really are arguing about in recent debates over U.S. immigration policy. This film is part of the Intersections: Landscapes of Labor film series, which highlights connections between worker’s rights, sustainability, and other social justice issues.
When Dec 03, 2019
from 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where HUB 132 Flex Theatre
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