A film by Fernando L. González Mitjáns
This film was screened as a part of the 2016 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF19)
This short film was preceded by the screening of O Pecado de Quem Nos Ama (The Sin of Those Who Love Us)
United Kingdom, Social Issue Documentary, 2015
40 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles
Migrating is seldom an easy solution. Fleeing the social and political instability of their home countries, many Latin Americans migrate to London looking for work opportunities and a safe environment to raise and educate their children. In turn, they are confronted with discrimination, labor exploitation, and social “invisibility.” Outsourced as cleaning staff, Latin American immigrants have suffered for years in the hands of profit-led, outsourcing businesses. LIMPIADORES follows three of these workers during their journeys to work, and accompanies them throughout their early morning shifts. We hear about their migration experiences, disillusionment towards London, and hopes of a better future while they sweep, mop and organize offices and classrooms, auditoriums and parks of Universities, all while still being hidden by the night.
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