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THE GIG IS UP

Year 2021
Runtime 88 mins
Language English, French, Chinese
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
Availability
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: Sept. 23 - Oct. 3
Showtimes
Sep 23
9:00 AM Video On Demand
Sep 27
6:30 PM Eau Claire 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.

Countries

Canada France
Festivals
Hot Docs 2021, CPH:DOX 2021, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2021
Director
Shannon Walsh
Producer
Ina Fichman, Luc Martin-Gousset
Screenwriter
Harold Crooks, Julien Goetz, Shannon Walsh
Cinematographer
Etienne Roussy
Editor
Sophie Farkas Bolla