Addressing the importance of economic justice, immigrant workers’ rights, corporate responsibility and conscious consumerism.

About the Project

Made in L.A. follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. In intimate verité style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice. To bring attention to the important themes – such as immigration, economic justice, low-wage workers’ rights, women’s empowerment and corporate responsibility – raised in the film and to generate excitement for the national television premiere on PBS, Active Voice worked to engage key organizations and individuals before and after the broadcast.

Our Work

  • National-level braintrust
  • Supported the implementation of two large-scale screening events in San Francisco and Washington DC
  • Created ancillary materials to assist communities and organizations.

Key Partners

  • POV
  • The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • The Independent Television Service
  • The Sundance Institute Documentary Fund
  • Latino Public Broadcasting

Film Trailer

Filmmakers Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar



  • Event Planning Toolkit

    The Event Planning Toolkit is a great step-by-step resource to help organizations and individuals that are hosting screenings and events to jumpstart community conversations and actions. Download the guide here.