Made in LA Film Screening


Friday April 24 | 7PM | Campus Center

Made in L.A. follows three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a three-year journey to win basic labor protections from Forever 21. The Emmy-award winning documentary 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.”

In addition to this narrative, the film explores the history of Asian American workers in U.S. garment factories and how those experiences have influenced the leaders of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (formerly Asian Pacific American Legal Center) and the Garment Worker Center to help guide the current workers in their struggle for justice.


April 24th is the two-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh.

Presented by Bryn Mawr’s chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops.

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“seeking asian female” screening + Q&A with Director

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The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) and the Film Studies Program at Bryn Mawr College will host award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Debbie Lum as a Bryn Mawr Class of 1902 Endowed Lecturer.

“seeking asian female,” which has been featured on PBS and This American Life, is an eccentric modern love story about Steven and Sandy—an aging white man with “yellow fever” who is obsessed with marrying any Asian woman, and the young Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie, a Chinese American filmmaker, documents and narrates with skepticism and humor, from the early stages of Steven’s search, through the moment Sandy steps foot in America for the first time, to a year into their precarious union. Global migration, Sino-American relations and the perennial battle of the sexes, weigh in on the fate of their marriage in this intensely captivating personal documentary.

Ms. Lum’s visit is generously co-sponsored by the Tri-Co Working Group in Translation Studies, the Program in International Studies (BMC), the Department of English (BMC), the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies (BMC), the Department of Anthropology (BMC), and the Department of Sociology (BMC).

*All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Thank you for coming to the event! We had a huge turnout and Debbie Lum certainly enjoyed her time at Bryn Mawr College. Check out the Q&A here on our YouTube channel.