Bread and Roses

The Balance of Power Is About to Change

20001 h 50 min

Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed supervisor can fire workers on a whim, and the service-workers' union has assigned organizer Sam Shapiro to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Sam finds Maya a willing listener, she's also attracted to him. Rosa resists, she has an ailing husband to consider. The workers try for public support; management intimidates workers to divide and conquer. Rosa and Maya as well as workers and management may be set to collide.

Title Bread and Roses
Director Ken Loach
Director of Photography
Writer Paul Laverty
Country  United Kingdom France Germany Spain Italy Switzerland
Release Date 10 May 2000
Runtime 1 h 50 min
Tagline The Balance of Power Is About to Change