Division Ave (2019)

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The fight for justice of a Latina cleaning lady in Brooklyn. An unexpected friendship with a Hasidic woman leads the two to fighting wage theft together.


Tamar Glezerman


Michal Birnbaum
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Credited cast:
Lorena Rodriguez Medina Lorena Rodriguez Medina ... Fernanda
Michal Birnbaum Michal Birnbaum ... Nechama
Luzer Twersky ... Michoel
Nati Rabinowitz ... Yoel
Nancy Castro ... Daniela
Ronen Bay Ronen Bay ... Yanki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marissa Buccianti Marissa Buccianti ... Cleaning lady (as Marissa Margaux Buccianti)
Sharlene Hartman ... Hasidic woman
María Renée Lavalle María Renée Lavalle ... Cleaning lady
Paulina Simkin ... Hasidic woman
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A few days before Passover, Fernanda, a young Mexican woman, is hired by a Brooklyn cleaning agency to work in the local Jewish Hasidic community. Despite a prolonged wait for her payment, Fernanda continues to faithfully show up for work each day at Nechama's house. An unexpected connection between the two leads to a fight for justice against the cleaning agency at fault, bridging the gaps between their very different worlds. The story behind Division Ave is inspired by true events happening to this day on the corner of Division and Marcy Ave in Brooklyn, NY. This modern day slave labor started decades ago in the early 1990's, in a different Williamsburg location. It is common practice for individuals and companies to frequent Division and Marcy early in the morning and hire a cleaning lady for the day. The women, mostly immigrants from Latin America and Eastern Europe, are often underpaid and/or sexually abused. Written by Michal Brinbaum

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22 May 2020 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A profound touching portrait of friendship. Two different worlds and a great connection. Image of the injustice and the answer to it from kindness and solidarity. Beautiful acting, precise story.

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14 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Brooklyn, New York, USA


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$40,000 (estimated)
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