Sunday, October 25, 2009

Schmatta: Rags To Riches To Rags

Schmatta: Rags To Riches To Rags brings to life the vibrant, unexpected history of the Garment District which for many years was the heart and soul of Midtown Manhattan, but is now in danger of disappearing. For thousands of immigrants the garment industry was a path to their American Dream, but today most of those jobs are gone. A microcosm of the economic and social forces transforming our nation over the past one hundred years, Schmatta: Rags To Riches To Rags tells the story of this vanishing industry through the voices of the people who have experienced its highs and lows.

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1 comment:

Kelsey said...

Let's hope that the garment industry can be a path to dreams in the countries - China, Honduras, Indonesia, etc - it exists in today. Somehow I doubt it.