99 Homes (112 min)
Directed by: Ramin Bahrani
Narrative Feature (2014) USA

A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.  Starring Andrew Garfield.

A Bold Peace (101 minutes)
Directed by: Matthew Eddy
Documentary Feature (2015) USA

Costa Rica's civil war in 1948 shook the country to its foundations, culminating in the decision to abolish the military. As Costa Ricans dismantled their military establishment, they intentionally cultivated security relationships with other nations through treaties, international laws, and international organizations.  Free of the burden of military spending, they used the financial savings to invest in their people, creating strong public institutions including public higher education and universal health care. In short, Costa Ricans created a society committed to peace, solidarity, and international law.  Over the decades, the Costa Rican model has survived several serious crises, but the current threats may be the most formidable of all.

A Job I Can Enjoy (9 Minutes)
Directed by: Milena Velis
Films From the Frontlines (2015) USA

The first time Shymara Jones, a Popeye’s worker, went to a protest, she didn’t know where she was supposed to stand. The second time she went on strike, she brought 6 of her coworkers with her. As a leader in the growing movement for $15 and a union for fast food workers, Shymara is making a way for her two-year-old son Jaden to have a better future. They’ve come a long way, but they know the movement won’t stop when they win the fight for $15.

A Living Wage (20 Minutes)
Directed by: Dan Albright
Films From the Frontlines (2015) USA

At the front lines of the struggle in Boston for a $15 minimum wage and union rights are Darius Cephas, a McDonald’s fry cook, and Tiny Figueroa, a barista at Dunkin’ Donuts. Over the course of one year, we follow Tiny and Darius as they organize for economic justice, help build a major grassroots social movement and force local politicians into action.

A Piece of the Dream: Amanda (6 min)
Directed by: Darian Henry
Films From the Frontlines (2016) USA

Amanda, a single mother of two, speaks passionately on her active role in the Fight For $15. The film also explores her retelling of the unfair treatment she received working at both McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts along with the current struggles she faces raising her sons and living on minimum wage in Albany NY.  Produced by the Workers Development Institute (WDI) of NY State.

A Piece of the Dream: Dominisha (9 min)
Directed by: Darian Henry
Documentary Short (2016) USA

Dominisha, a young, single mother of two fearlessly describes the hardships she faces raising her two children and living on a minimum wage in Schenectady NY.  Produced by the Workers Development Institute (WDI) of NY State.

A Piece of the Dream: Jahmeera (5 min)
Directed by: Maya Suchak
Documentary Short (2016) USA

A day in the life of a young single mother working at Wendy’s and coming home.  Produced by the Workers Development Institute (WDI) of NY State.

A Piece of the Dream: Two Lives (5 min)
Directed by: Michael Mejia
Narrative Short (2016) USA

A split screen imagining of what growing up is like for a young white male and young black female, emphasizing that seemingly small discrepancies add up and amount to white male privilege and economic differences.  Produced by the Workers Development Institute (WDI) of NY State.

American Reds (85 min)
Directed by: Richard Wormser
Documentary Feature (2016) USA

This lively documentary tells the story of the emergence of the Communist Party USA between 1930-1945 as the foremost radical political group in America, and the Party's subsequent collapse between 1946 and 1960 as a result of the Cold War and the revelation of Stalin's crimes.

As You Pass By (11 min)
Directed by: Amanda Katz
Documentary Short (2014) USA

A short film commencing an exploration of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.  We pause in Woodside to observe one of the many spaces, a family-owned florist shop, that have been sacrificed in order to create and maintain the utopian image of New York City on the opposite side of the East River.

Boom Bust Boom (75 min)
Directed by: Bill Jones, Terry Jones
Documentary Feature (2015) USA

A unique look at why economic crashes happen, this multimedia documentary combines live action with animation and puppetry to explain economics to everyone.

Brandworkers May Day Campaign Video (5 min)
Directed by: Des Almoradie
Films From the Frontlines (2016) USA

This short documentary sheds crucial light on the harsh realities faced by food factory workers who toil behind the scenes of the so-called sustainable food movement.  Tragically, like so many aspects of the food system and economy, the great promise of local food is being undermined by the serious mistreatment of low-income immigrant workers.

Caminante (4 min)
Camera: Carlos Alvarez
Editors: Carlos Alvarez, Marcos Tabera
Concept: Marcos Tabera
Music Video (2016)

Video clip of songwriter Marcos Tabera.  This is the journey of the workers, fighting for a better life, forced to immigrate to survive.

Can't Wear A Wig ... Forever (4 min)
Directed by: Victorious Costa
Documentary Short (2015) USA

Out of work, out of benefits and almost out of hope, a young woman recants her journey which begins with the promises of education and ends with the changing of herself in a personal way. The trauma of unemployment leads to Karimah's undecided, yet conversation-worthy, concerns about gender inequality in the workplace and prejudicial hiring practices.

Cartel Land (100 min)
Directed by: Matthew Heineman
Documentary Feature (2015) USA

A riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley – a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley – Tim "Nailer" Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico’s drug wars from seeping across our border.

City Of Trees (76 min)
Directed by: Brandon Kramer
Documentary Feature (2015) USA

Set during the recession, the film follows three trainees and the director of a stimulus-funded green job-training program designed to put unemployed people back to work by planting trees in D.C.. As they navigate the community’s entrenched distrust of outsiders and a fast-approaching deadline before the grant money runs out, the film thrusts viewers into the inspiring but messy world of job training and the paradoxes changemakers face in urban communities everyday.

Claiming our Voice (20 Minutes)
Directed by: Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel
Documentary Short (2013)       

Shares the stories of Andolan, an organization founded and led by South Asian immigrant women low-wage workers as a means to support each other and collectively organize against exploitative work conditions. The film follows the women as they create, rehearse and refine acts for their first popular multi-lingual theater performance, directed by Yalini Dream. Claiming Our Voice seeks to break community silence by allowing women to (literally) set the stage for how their stories will be told.

DC37: CUNY Rally 3/10/16 (2 min)
Field Producer: Rudy Orozco
Films From the Frontlines (2016) USA

Students, staff and faculty joined together at a rally in front of the NY Governor’s office to demand fair funding for CUNY and a fair contract for its workers.

DC37: DC37 Stands Up for Puerto Rico (2 min)
Field Producer: Rudy Orozco
Films From the Frontlines (2015) USA

Members of DC37 traveled to Washington, D.C. on December 2, 2015 to urge congress to help Puerto Rico with a $70 Billion deficit that threatens to leave it in ruins and the public sector workers of Puerto Rico in a dire situation.

DC37: Fight for 15 for ALL (1 min)
Field Producer: Rudy Orozco
Films From the Frontlines (2015) USA

On November 10, 2015, working men and women across the country participated in a National Day of Action to call for a fair minimum wage.

DC37: PEP Officers Protect Battery Park City (2 min)
Field Producer: Rudy Orozco
Films From the Frontlines (2015) USA

The local community board and DC 37 Local 983 has halted Battery Park City Authority’s plan to sign a $1.8 million contract with a private security firm that could replace NYC Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP) Officers.

¿Dónde Están? (5 min)
Directed by: Jan Nimmo
Documentary Short (2015) UK

Scottish artist Jan Nimmo was moved to action by the forced disappearance of 43 unarmed college students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico. These mostly young men in their 20s were studying to become teachers at a college in rural Ayotzinapa. On September 26, 2014 they traveled on buses and vans to nearby Iguala for a protest about lack of funding for their school. They haven't been seen or heard from since.

Dream On (100 min)
Directed by: Roger Weisberg
Documentary Feature (2015) USA

In an epic road trip, political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone could climb the ladder of economic opportunity.  Following in the Frenchman's footsteps, Fugelsang speaks with fast-food workers and retirees, prisoners and entrepreneurs, undocumented immigrants and community organizers about their hopes, dreams, and daily struggles.  Dream On explores whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville observed is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped "It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it."

Every Fold Matters (75 min)
Directed by: Lizzie Olesker, Lynne Sachs
Narrative/Documentary Feature (2016) USA

Every Fold Matters, a live performance with film by Lizzie Olesker and Lynne Sachs, looks at the charged, intimate space of the local laundromat and the people who work there.  At the crossroads of a New York City neighborhood, we meet four characters in a laundromat – a uniquely social and public space that is quickly disappearing from our changing urban landscape.  Based on interviews with laundry workers, Every Fold Matters uses fiction and documentary elements to explore stories of immigration, identity, money, stains and dirt.  Featuring acclaimed downtown actors Ching Valdes-Aran, Jasmine Holloway, Veraalba Santa, and Tony Torn, design by Chris Maltby, film editing by Amanda Katz, producing by Nick McCarthy and original music derived from the sounds of a real, working laundromat by Stephen Vitiello.

Every Row A Path (29 min)
Directed by: Jill Freidberg
Documentary Short (2015) USA

In the berry fields of Washington State’s Skagit valley, migrant teenage girls struggle to balance family and school with back-breaking agricultural work. Statistically, they are destined to fail, but five young women are determined to beat those odds.

Finish Line: The Rise and Demise of Off-Track Betting (65 min)
Directed by: Joseph Fusco
Documentary Feature (2015) USA

For nearly 40 years New York's Off-Track Betting was the only legal place where fans could wager on horse races away from the track. OTB took in a billion dollars a year in bets, supported the horse racing industry, and employed thousands of unionized city workers. But decades of greed, mismanagement, and political corruption bled the coffers dry and left thousands of workers without jobs, without health care, and without answers.

Fix It! Healthcare At The Tipping Point (59 min)
Directed by: Vincent Mondillo
Documentary Feature (2016) USA

A powerful new documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide to expand support for major healthcare reform.

Flotsam (15 min)
Directed by: Olivia Motley
Documentary Short (2016) USA

A short, experimental documentary chronicling the legendary Mardi Gras event in New Orleans through the eyes of those who clean it all up.

Freedom (4 min)
Directed by: Taina Asili
Music Video (2016) USA

A timely music video by Taina Asili about police brutality in Albany, NY.

Goodwin's Way (56 min)
Directed by: Neil Vokey
Documentary Feature (2016) Canada

Almost a century after controversial labour activist Ginger Goodwin was shot down, residents of Cumberland, B.C. find themselves at a crossroads.  The notorious Cumberland mineworker took part in some of Canada’s most important labour battles of the early 1900s. Blackballed after the bitter 1912 Vancouver Island miner’s strike, Goodwin fought for the eight-hour workday at the height of World War I, while boldly opposing the conscription of his fellow workers. His influence was so great that his death in 1918 prompted Canada's first-ever general strike.  Now, just two kilometers from the road that once bore his name, clouds loom over the site of a newly-proposed coalmine.  Goodwin's Way examines a town's grassroots resistance to a coal-powered future, as Cumberland residents reconnect with Goodwin’s legacy of passionate defiance.

Hazelnuts and Child Labour - 5 Years Later (52 min)
Directed by: Mehmet Ülger
Documentary Short (2015) Netherlands

In 2010 Zara, a nine year old, picks hazelnuts with her family in the Turkish Black Sea region. Working 11 hours per day during the harvest in August, often seven days a week, in the evening, they return to a tent camp where no facilities are available. Making this journey every year, Zara and her friends routinely return to school late. Five years later has anything changed?

Human Resources (75 min)
Directed by: Keil Troisi
Narrative Feature (2015) USA

In this ghost story for the 99%, a young woman who lands a new job discovers that the skyscraper she works in is haunted by victims of the corporation's cutthroat pursuit of profit.  Unable to ignore injustices embodied by the disembodied, she sets out to reveal the truth and stop her bosses before their seemingly benign business operations kill again.

I am a #youngworker (4 min)
Directed by: Saba Waheed
Narrative Short (2016) USA

A film that gets to the core of what young workers face today – their struggles, their dreams, and their hopes for the future.

I Am A Sewing Machine (4 min)
Performed by: Bev Grant
Music Video (2015) USA

Bev Grant, celebrated labor folksinger and songwriter, tells the story of the machine most familiar to working women throughout history.

I Heard It Through the Grapevine (89 min)
Directed by: Pat Hartley
Documentary Feature (1982) USA

James Baldwin retraces his time in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, reflecting with his trademark brilliance and insight on the passage of more than two decades. From Selma and Birmingham, and Atlanta, to the battleground beaches of St. Augustine, Florida, with Chinua Achebe, and back north for a visit to Newark with Amiri Baraka, Baldwin lays bare the fiction of progress in post–Civil Rights America - wondering “what happened to the children” and those “who did not die, but whose lives were smashed on Freedom Road".

Judith: Portrait of a Street Vendor (17 minutes)
Directed by: Zahida Pirani
Documentary Short (2013)

This film takes us on an intimate journey into the daily life of Judith, a street vendor from Guatemala who lives and works in New York City. Judith exposes the routine obstacles she and her fellow immigrant vendors face daily on the city's streets and reveals her own struggles and hopes as an immigrant worker, mother, activist and community organizer.

If You Could Walk In My Shoes (27 min)
Directed by: Ricardo E. Causo
Documentary Short (2016) USA

This short documentary follows Roberto and his family for three years in a small New York City shoe repair shop.  Roberto is a shoe cobbler and immigrant from Ecuador who is willing to do whatever it takes for his family.

Jerome Avenue Workers (12 min)
Directed by:
Giacomo Francia
Documentary Short (2015) USA

A community's fight to stop the gentrification and redevelopment of The Bronx in a way which would push current working families further out of the city.

Last Reel (8 min)
Directed by: Steven Bognar
Documentary Short (2015) USA

Film projectionists at the Little Art Theatre in Ohio speak about the craft of 35mm projection and the heartache in transitioning to digital formats, feeling the loss of yet another handcrafted profession.

Limpiadores (25 min)
Directed by: Fernando González Mitjáns
Documentary Short (2015) UK

Before professors and students arrive for their morning classes at some of London’s most prestigious universities, these are the people who are finishing work. Fleeing the social and political instability of their home countries, many Latin Americans come to London looking for work opportunities and a safe environment to raise and educate their children. In turn, they are confronted with discrimination, labour exploitation and social “invisibility”.

Making Morning Star (37 min)
Directed by: Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar
Documentary Short (2015) USA

This charming behind-the-scenes film chronicles the creative force behind a new opera that celebrates and remembers the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

Manpower (85 min)
Directed by: Noam Kaplan
Narrative Feature (2014) Israel

A portrait of four men struggling to maintain their dignity. Meir, an outstanding police officer who’s put in charge of a special operation targeting foreign workers, can’t even afford brand-name toilet paper. Minibus driver Haim grieves quietly when his beloved son, daughter-in-law and grandchild emigrate to Canada. Erez, the son of a Filipina, fights tooth and nail for his dream of serving in an IDF combat unit, while Bamba, a Nigerian housecleaner, believes hard work and good behavior will protect him from deportation.

My Birth Certificate (9 min)
Directed by: Taslima Akter, Md Sakil Rahman, Md Sujon, Selina Akter, Nupur Akter
Documentary Short (2016) UK

Four stop motion animations by a group of Bangladeshi children aged 7-11 show how having a birth certificate helps them to access government services like schools, and how proof of age and identity can stop early marriage and trafficking.

Night Shift (18 min)
Directed by: Alison Boland
Documentary Short (2015) USA

Night shift custodians from all over the world have formed a family at the University of Texas.

NYChapters: Bryan "Monkey" Northam (9 min)
Directed by: Alexander Hankoff
Documentary Short (2015) USA

A day in the life of Central Park carriage driver Bryan Northam as he 'hacks' customers and shares stories from his 34 year long career.

NYSNA Healthcare Delegation to Cuba (7 min)
Directed by: Kristi Barnes, George Englezos
Documentary Short (2016) USA

The New York State Nurses Association organized an exchange trip to Cuba for a number of their nurses.

One Man's Trash (17 min)
Directed by: Kelly Adams
Documentary Short (2015) USA

For 34 years, Nelson Molina has worked for the NYC Department of Sanitation, developing a unique relationship to the objects that fill the garbage bags lining the streets. With a keen curatorial eye for finding treasure in household trash, Nelson has created a collection of found objects in a sanitation garage in East Harlem, which he refers to as a museum of “Treasures in the Trash".

Oriented (86 min)
Directed by: Jake Witzenfeld
Documentary Feature (2015) Israel

Oriented follows the lives of three Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual identity in Tel-Aviv during the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014. Determined to make a change, these three best friends form a non-violent, cultural resistance group making viral content for gender and national equality.

Oscar Micheaux Retrospective: "The Czar of Black Hollywood" (Trailer) (8 min)
Directed by: Bayer L. Mack
Documentary Short (2014) USA

A shortened version of Mack’s documentary focusing on the life and career of Oscar Micheaux, who's regarded as the first major African-American feature filmmaker and one of the earliest pioneers of "race films" in the early 1900s, 1913 to 1932.  An unsung hero of early cinema.

Oscar Micheaux Retrospective: "Within Our Gates" (79 min)
Directed by: Oscar Micheaux
Narrative Feature (1920) USA

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youths.

Precarious Workers Pageant (6 min)
Directed by: Setare S. Arashloo
Documentary Short (2016) USA

The Precarious Workers Pageant took place during the Venice Biennial on the evening of August 7th 2015. It was a public procession staged in solidarity with migrant laborers working on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi where a new, Frank Gehry designed Guggenheim Museum will soon be under construction.

Profiled (54 min)
Directed by: Kathleen Foster
Documentary Feature (2016) USA

A powerful new documentary that knits together stories of the mothers of Black and Latino youths who have become victims of excessive deadly force by the NYPD.  A damning indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, placed within the historical context of racism in the United States.

Psychos (94 min)
Directed by: Aleksey Kitaytsev
Narrative Feature (2016) Russia

Two young fans of psychobilly music consider themselves fascists. Influenced by the environment and fascinated by the pseudo-appeal of external attributes, they remain unaware of how far all of it may lead. After a murder is committed, to prove their innocence both guys go on the run and face manifestations of real fascism.

Saving Midtown: San Francisco Renters On Strike (13 min)
Directed by: Brandon Jourdan
Documentary Short (2016) USA

Tells the story of a solid middle-class housing development in the center of increasingly high-rent San Francisco. When the city decided to turn over this established neighborhood of working people to a greedy private developer - all hell breaks loose and nobody is going to take it sitting down.  What ensues is the largest rent strike in San Francisco since 1978.

Sista In the Brotherhood (21 min)
Directed by: Dawn Jones Redstone
Narrative Short (2015) USA

A thought-provoking narrative about a black, apprentice carpenter struggling to prove herself on her first day at a new job site. An outlier in a white, male-dominated workforce, she’s forced to navigate the crew’s reactions to her. When tensions rise, she receives inspiration from a surprising source to help her decide to either make a stand or risk never being recognized as the skilled worker she has become.

Situation 6 (7 min)
Directed by: John Lucas, Claudia Rankine
Narrative Short (2014) USA

Part of a series of video essays by John Lucas and poet Claudia Rankine, four friends go shopping over the narration of Rankine's "Stop and Frisk" poem.

Sramik Awaaz: Workers Voices (5 min)
Directed by: Mohammad Romel
Documentary Short (2015) USA

Law At The Margins, a group of lawyers who assist labor organizing efforts worldwide, have produced this short film about women-led garment workers organizing in Bangladesh.

Still the Enemy Within (111 min)
Directed by: Owen Gower
Documentary Feature (2014) UK

Thirty years ago, Thatcher went to war.  These are the miners who fought back.  Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history’s most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners’ Strike. No experts. No politicians. Thirty years on, this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through Britain’s longest strike.

Storm Soldiers II (77 min)
Directed by: Jim Stone
Documentary Feature (2015) USA

A deeply personal story about the heroism and lives of unionized electrical utility linemen.  Such dangerous and challenging work impacts their personal lives, their families, and their sense of community.  Linemen often arrive at disaster scenes before first responders and emergency workers.  With that responsibility comes a unique sense of brotherhood, as they rely on one another to protect each other’s safety and lives.

Strength In Union: The History of the American Labor Movement (3 min)
Directed by: Caeser Pink
Trailer (2015) USA

Trailer for a six episode documentary series on the history of the labor movement in America.

Thailand's Seafood Slaves (14 min)
Directed by: Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)
Documentary Short (2015) UK

Over two and a half years after one of Thailand’s most high profile human trafficking cases generated international attention around the plight of the men forced to fish in a brutal seafood industry, EJF’s most recent investigation in Kantang has uncovered that abusive employers and corrupt officials continue to operate with impunity, trafficking networks remain unbroken and fishers are still at sea – trapped in an endless cycle of debt, exploitation and abuse.

The Feed (10 min)
Directed by: Clayton Combe
Narrative Short (2015) USA

In a corporate-owned America, a fugitive receives an unexpected message of solidarity, planting the seeds of revolution against a system designed to keep the 99% under control.

The Green Book Chronicles (4 min)
Directed by: Becky Wible Searles
Trailer (2015) USA

Trailer for the upcoming one hour documentary with animation connecting Victor H. Green's travel guides for African-Americans and travel stories between 1936-67.  'The Green Book' was published as a guide to the blacks-only areas and services in various towns, used like a Yellow Pages for African-Americans during U.S. segregation.

The Learning Alliance (9 min)
Directed by: Muhammad Umar Saeed
Documentary Short (2016) Pakistan

Three little boys collect garbage for money for food and school fees in Lahore, Pakistan.

The Second Mother (112 min)
Directed by: Anna Muylaert
Narrative Feature (2015) Brazil

Val is a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo who's perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers’ needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val’s estranged daughter Jessica suddenly shows up the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. Jessica is smart, confident, and ambitious, and refuses to accept the upstairs/downstairs dynamic, testing relationships and loyalties and forcing everyone to reconsider what family really means.

The Stand-by Generation (19 min)
Directed by: Juan C. Dávila
Films from the Frontlines (2015) Puerto Rico, USA

Focused on Puerto Rico, this film follows the lives of young people caught in the ‘precariat’ world of part-time and temporary under-employment devoid of security.

The Valley With A Heart (13 min)
Directed by: Milena Velis
Films from the Frontlines (2015) USA

Over decades of working as nurses, Lori Schmidt and Elaine Weale have seen healthcare become a profit-driven, assembly line industry. When they joined the union, they were doing what their parents and grandparents taught them to do – standing up for what’s right. Drawing on family traditions and community pride, the Wyoming Valley Nurse’s Association is organizing for better patient care with nurses across Pennsylvania.

This Is A Coup: Episode 1 (Angela Suck Our Balls) (16 min)
Directed by: Theopi Skarlatos
Documentary Short (2015) Greece

Part one of a four part series dealing with the economic crisis in Greece, how the radical left wing party Syriza succeeded in a miraculous election victory and what happened when this new radical party faced the reactionary forces of EU banking.

To Help Us (2 min)
Directed by: Paula Durette
Narrative Short (2016) USA

A 3D animation about the effects of corporate decisions on the common worker.

Trapped (90 min)
Directed by: Dawn Porter
Documentary Feature (2016) USA

What remains of a woman's right to choose?  As the U.S. Supreme Court decides in 2016 whether individual states may essentially outlaw abortion (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt), Trapped follows clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.

Trash Dance (68 min)
Directed by: Andrew Garrison
Documentary Feature (2012) USA

A choreographer finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and against the odds, rallies reluctant city trash collectors to perform an extraordinary dance spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, two dozen sanitation workers - and their trucks - inspire an audience of thousands.

TWU Local 100: GCS Call Center Workers Fight Back (7 min)
Videographer for National TWU: Mary Matthews
Documentary Short (2015) USA

Call Center Workers for Access-A-Ride struggle to get their fair shake.

TWU: B6: Time We Unite (4 min)
Videographer for National TWU: Mary Matthews
Documentary Short (2015) USA

The inflight crew members of JetBlue Airlines are uniting for a seat at the table, a fair and equitable contract, and a voice in the workplace.

Udita (75 min)
Directed by: Hannan Majid, Richard York
Documentary Feature (2015) UK

Life, death, oppression and resistance - Udita documents five turbulent years in the lives of the women at the grassroots of the garment workers struggle. From 2010, when organizing in the workplace would lead to beatings, sacking and arrests; through the tragedies of Tazreen and Rana Plaza, and to the present day, when the long fight begins to pay dividends. We see this vital period through the eyes of the unions' female members, workers and leaders.

Under Skin In Blood (13 min)
Directed by: Larissa Behrendt
Narrative Short (2015) Australia

A woman attempts to cling onto memories of happier times with her husband and son before asbestos riddled their town and lives. Inspired by the real life experience of the Aboriginal workers of the Baryugil mine in Australia and their families.

Vertical Slum (50 min)
Directed by: Irene Sosa
Documentary Short (2016) USA

A feature on the Confinanzas Tower in Venezuela (also known as the Torre David) which depicts how, in the midst of a housing crisis, ordinary people have taken an abandoned, unfinished luxury housing complex and repurposed it for themselves.  Vertical Slum explores how architecture reflects ideology, and uses this structure as a case study of the huge social, economic and political changes of the past three decades of Venezuelan history.

Waiting for the (T)rain (25 min)
Directed by: Simon Panay
Documentary Short (2015) Africa

In a small village, lost in a dusty desert in Burkina's bush, a train passes by twice a week. Various food items and water bottles discarded by the passing passengers constitute the main income of the village, and the only source of water during dry season.

Wall (13 min)
Directed by: Maya Tsamprou, Harris Tsambas, Mark Sargent
Narrative Short (2015) Greece

Friday afternoon.  Nine people before a wall.  Waiting.  Gifted with enthusiastic collaborations from myriad sources across Greece, hardened by the uncertainty of imposed economic depression, and finally, enlivened and pushed by a sharp collective energy comes a brief comedy of man and mammon.

We Know What We Want - The Story of CASA (4 min)
Produced by: Meerkat Media
Documentary Short (2015) USA

Hundreds of Bronx residents, faith leaders, union members, local artists and community members from CASA and 10 other community organizations come out in force to push for a housing plan that is affordable to the people that live there.

We Were There (5 min)
Performed by: Bev Grant
Music Video (2002) USA

A theme song, written for a multi-media show by the same name, about women's labor history throughout the decades.

Where to Invade Next (120 min)
Directed by: Michael Moore
Documentary Feature (2016) USA

An expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already exist in the world—they’re just waiting to be co-opted.

Women Are the Answer (91 min)
Directed by: Fiona Cochrane
Documentary Feature (2015) Australia

A film that explains how population growth has been left out of the climate debate because it is seen as controversial. The global population has passed the 7 billion mark and India is overtaking China as the most populous nation in the world, but one state in southern India has found the solution. The unique history of Kerala and ‘the Kerala Model’ is outlined as an example of achieving population control in developing countries without coercion.

Workers Art Coalition NYC (11 min)
Directed by: Setare S. Arashloo
Documentary Short (2015) USA

An evolving group of building trades women and men collaborate on art and movement, building projects in public spaces.

Screenplays 2016

Shula Sees the Light
Written by: Laura Kelber
The Working Lives Screenplay Competition (2016) USA

Written by: Maja Ramirez
The Working Lives Screenplay Competition (2016) USA

Written by: Matthew Pillischer
The Working Lives Screenplay Competition (2016) USA