THE GIG IS UP
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A very human tech doc, THE GIG IS UP uncovers the real costs of the platform economy through the lives of people working for companies around the world, including Uber, Amazon and Deliveroo.
From delivering food and driving ride shares to tagging images for AI, millions of people around the world are finding work task by task online. The gig economy is worth over 5 trillion USD globally, and growing. And yet the stories of the workers behind this tech revolution have gone largely neglected.
Who are the people in this shadow workforce? THE GIG IS UP brings their stories into the light.
Lured by the promise of flexible work hours, independence, and control over time and money, workers from around the world have found a very different reality. Work conditions are often dangerous, pay often changes without notice, and workers can effectively be fired through deactivation or a bad rating.
Through an engaging global cast of characters, THE GIG IS UP reveals how the magic of technology we are being sold might not be magic at all.
A film by Shannon Walsh
Produced by Ina Fichman & Luc Martin-Gousset
Editor Sophie Farkas-Bolla
Director of Photography Étienne Roussy
Written by Shannon Walsh, Harold Crooks, Julien Goetz
Original Music David Chalmin
|Dogwoof Pictures [GB] – (2021)|
Branch: London, ENG
+44 20 7831 7252 phone
+44 20 7691 7682 fax
|Gravitas Ventures [US] – (2021)|
Branch: Cleveland, OH
USA – Oct 8, 2021
North American Premiere
Boston Independent Film Festival, Boston, USA
Biografilm, Italy, June 4-14, 2021
Doc Edge, New Zealand, June 21 – July 11, 2021
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, August 5-15, 2021
Dokufest: International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo, August 6-14, 2020
74th Edinburgh International Film Festival, August 18-25, 2021
DocuMental, Sofia, Bulgaria, Sept 7-14, 2021
FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Halifax, Canada, Sept 17, 2021
Cinefest, Sudbury, Sept 22, 2021
Job Films Days, Torino, Italy, Sept 22-26, 2021
Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary, Sept 23-Oct 3, 2021
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Oct 5-10, 2021
THE GIG IS UP
Produced in partnership with:
Telefilm Canada Documentary Feature Fund & The Rogers Group of Funds
ARTE France & CBC Documentary Channel
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