GRASSROOTS RISING

National Museum of American History - October 9, 2005 - 12:00 PM

Please arrive 15-30 minutes early to pass through security.
Cost: FREE
Ticket Code: 1009A
GRASSROOTS RISING
Documentary Feature
Director:
Robert Winn
Format:
Video
Running Time:
60
This documentary highlights the organizing efforts of the Asian Pacific American community in Los Angeles to protect the rights of low-wage immigrant workers. Dispelling widely-held Asian model minority myths, director Robert Winn tells the stories of working families who have fought against both exploitation and poor working conditions. Using art, music, and the poetry of the spoken word by artist Alison de la Cruz, GRASSROOTS RISING presents an inspirational tale of the growth of political activism in a traditionally underrepresented segment of the American population.

GRASSROOTS RISING was produced by Visual Communications with the support of labor organizations such as the Korean Immigrant Worker Advocates, Garment Worker Center, Pilipino Worker Center, and the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance.