The Resource Maid in America

Maid in America

Label
Maid in America
Title
Maid in America
Contributor
Film director
Producer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
They clean other people’s homes and raise other families’ children — often leaving their own families behind. Maid in America is an intimate look into the lives of three Latina immigrants working as nannies and housekeepers in Los Angeles, three of the nearly 100,000 domestic workers living in that city today. These women’s stories vividly reveal how immigrants are redefining their roles, and underscores the vital role they play in many American households. The issue of worker’s rights is introduced in the film through Dynamic Workers, a collective of women who have formed their own business to provide job security and benefits, and Domestic Workers Association, a support organization providing information and advocacy. A rare view into what is becoming an increasingly common scenario, MAID IN AMERICA offers insight both into the immigrant experience, labor issues and contemporary Latino culture
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Impacto Films in 2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leadingham, Kevin
  • Prado, Anayansi
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
56
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nannies
  • Women foreign workers
  • Women household employees
  • Women immigrants
Technique
live action
Label
Maid in America
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1157321
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 57 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1157321
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)945762496
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Maid in America
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1157321
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 57 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1157321
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)945762496
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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