THE GIG IS UP
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
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North American Premiere
Boston Independent Film Festival
ARTE France – April 2021
CBC Docs – TBA
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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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