Locked Out (2011)

Locked Out - Trailer
2011, Color, Video, 2 minutes, 1 second
Joan Sekler

Almost one year ago, on May 24, workers at the Rio Tinto borate mine in Boron, Calif., returned to work after being locked-out for 107 days by the British-Australian multinational company with a shady past.

How the workers of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 30 started working again is a story of unity, strength and inspiration. In her new film, Locked Out, filmmaker and producer Joan Sekler documents this historic labor fight in the windy high desert.

She takes us to Boron, a small rather isolated town located in the Mojave desert where work is sparse and Rio Tinto is the biggest employer around.

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