World Film Program to Host Screening and Q & A with Director


The World Film Program invites all to a screening of
The Battle of the Invisibles: Undocumented Workers vs. Supermarkets
followed by discussion with the filmmaker
Manuel de Alba
Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m. in Lowell Thomas 019

The film is a 60-minute documentary that focuses on the janitorial labor force from Puebla, Mexico and the exploitation of their
labor by major U.S. supermarkets chains including Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons. The documentary won first prize at the
International Film Festival in Cuba (2011), First Prize at the Festival Internacional de la Imagen (Mexico 2012), and Best
Documentary at the Puebla International Film Festival (Mexico 2012). It has also been exhibited in Mexican National
television (Canal 22), Mexican TV Canal del Congreso and France TV (Canal Ö), and has been screened in 28 film festivals.

Manuel de Alba is Filmmaker and Professor at the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla, Mexico. His courses include
Documentaries, Scriptwriting, World Cinema, Mexican film, Film Language, and Film Production. He has directed various
shortfilms that have garnered international recognition. He has also served as judge in several film festivals. Currently, he is
producing and directing the documentary, “Soldiers for the Empire”. 

This event is free and open to the public. Please contact with any questions.