Untitled Labor Union Documentary

"Untitled Labor Union Documentary" is an intimate portrait of current and former Amazon workers taking on one of the world's largest and most powerful companies in the fight to unionize. Following the historic efforts of the first ever independent union drive at an Amazon fulfillment center, the documentary centers on a small band of workers-turned-activists in Staten Island, New York who are attempting to organize several thousand co-workers through a grassroots campaign. 

About The Team

Brett Story (Co-Director) is an award-winning filmmaker based in Toronto whose films have screened at festivals internationally, including SXSW, True/False, Sheffield Doc Fest, and CPH-DOX. Her 2016 feature documentary, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and was a nominee for Best Feature Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. The film was broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens inApril of 2017. Brett holds a PhD in geography from the University of Toronto and is currently an assistant professor in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University. She is the author of the book, Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America, and co-editor of Digital Lives in the Global City. Brett was a 2016 Sundance Institute Art of Nonfiction Fellow and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. Her award-winning 2019 documentary The Hottest August, has played over fifty festivals and continues to be programmed around the world.

Stephen Maing (Co-Director) is an Emmy-award winning filmmaker based in New York City. His filmmaking merges an interest in underrepresented individuals and communities confronting complex power structures, and the nuanced storytelling of observational and visually-driven narratives. His 2018 film Crime + Punishment received a Special Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, a 2019 Emmy Award for Outstanding Social Issue Film and was shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Documentary. Stephen has made numerous short films published on Time Magazine, PBS, The Nation,New York Times, The Intercept and Field of Vision. He is a Sundance Institute Fellow and recipient of the International Documentary Association's inaugural Enterprise Investigative Journalism grant as well as a John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Reporting Fellow and recipient of the IDA's prestigious Courage Under Fire Award.

Status
In Production
Type
Documentary
Year
TBD
Director
Brett Story, Stephen Maing
Producer
Samantha Curley, Mars Verrone

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