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Terrible Karma: Reverberations of the Triangle Factory Fire

Contributed by : Adeola Enigbokan & Merle Patchett

Object # 2140

March 25, 2011

The images here are of early 1900s New York factories, the voices are those of a Triangle Fire survivor & women at marches in Dhaka, Bangladesh & Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was screened in a truck on 3/25/11 in sites such as Cooper Sq, site of the first Triangle Fire protest. “Terrible Karma,” from a Cambodian garment workers’ song, refers to how the garment industry’s past continues to haunt the present–injustice unresolved comes back.

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