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Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags (2009)

Veteran filmmaker Mark Levin looks at the past and present of New York's garment district, from its heyday as a base for immigrant labor and unions to its recent decline.

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Veteran filmmaker Mark Levin looks at the past and present of New York's garment district, from its heyday as a base for immigrant labor and unions to its recent decline.

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HBO has nailed it!
20 October 2009 | by (Brewster, ny ,usa) – See all my reviews

With everyone blaming President Obama for not doing this or that to help the country, this is a MUST SEE for all Americans. The film focuses on the rise and fall of the garment industry in Manhattan but the cause of it's demise is much larger than the tragedy of 7th avenue from W.34 st to W.40 st. It is proof, once and for all that the deregulation and trickle down economics of the 1980's put this country in the shape it is in today. The producers cover all of the vital history of what was at one time the largest employer in the City of New York from the tragic Triangle Shirt-Waste fire in 1911 that led to the founding one of the greatest union movements in American history. It's also about greed. Yes, this film is right on the money on what went wrong in the last 30 years in this country, not just in the garment industry.


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