Free Outdoor Screening at Las Milpitas Community Farm!

The Hand That Feeds


This screening will take place at Las Milpitas Community Farm, 2405 S Cottonwood Ln, Tucson, AZ 85713. Please bring your own seating. Food trucks will be on site starting at 6:00pm!

Co-presented by Las Milpitas Community Farm, Pima County Food Alliance (PCFA), The UA’s Center for Regional Food Studies, La Doce Barrio Foodways Project, and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

“An impassioned socially-themed documentary that may even succeed in swaying a few hearts and minds … puts a very human face on a problem all too commonly ignored. – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

At a popular deli on New York’s Upper East Side, customers get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sublegal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers. 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. Risking deportation and the loss of livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming an independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. In one rollercoaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two month lockout. Lawyers will battle in backroom negotiations, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighborhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his compañeros won’t be exploited again. (Dir. by Robin Blotnick & Rachel Lears, 2015, USA, 84 mins., Not Rated) 

Preceded by a short documentary about Tucson’s own La Doce Barrio Foodways!