- Online & In-Cinema
- Availability: Sept. 23 - Oct. 3
With the push of a couple of buttons in an app, your dinner or your driver is on their way to you. But what about that human in the front seat taking you to work or a night out on the town? What about that delivery person bringing tonight's dinner? Uber, Amazon and other platforms tempted people into leaving the traditional workforce with promises of good wages, flexibility and the ability to be your own boss. But, what is the cost of these supposed benefits?
Director Shannon Walsh (ILLUSIONS OF CONTROL, CIFF 2019) gets up close and personal with gig workers from around the globe. Their personal stories expose a corrupt system that exploits desperate people seeking work. To avoid labour regulations and minimum wage laws, the gig economy not only fails to fulfill its promises but also renders human workers invisible.
- Hot Docs 2021, CPH:DOX 2021, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2021
- Shannon Walsh
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- Etienne Roussy
- Sophie Farkas Bolla