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A hotel housekeeper has won a City Council seat in Providence, RI. Energized to advocate for low-income workers, her stamina for politics is put to the test.
CARMEN HOLDS ON TO HER VISION THAT ALL EMPLOYMENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO SUSTAIN A FAMILY SO THAT A WORKING SINGLE MOTHER CAN SUPPORT HER CHILDREN WITH ONE JOB. BUT IN POLITICS, VISION ISN’T EVERYTHING. SHE IS UP AGAINST THE POWER OF CORPORATE INTERESTS.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)
Margo began her film career in 2010 as a producer at WPBT2 (Miami). Councilwoman is her first feature documentary. Since 2012 she has worked freelance as a director and producer of industrial videos in the Boston area. Over the past 20 years, Margo has worked as a union organizer, non-profit development director, Spanish/English translator and media instructor, always building multi-racial collaborations across class lines to inform the work of building a more just society. Margo brings her organizing, fundraising and filmmaking background to work on film outreach and impact. She holds an MFA in Film (University of Miami), MA in History (Umass/Amherst), BA in History (Brown University), and is a Tribeca/Camden/CNNFilms Retreat Alumni.