A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem


Scotiabank Theatre 4 Tue, Apr 30, 2019 8:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre Thu, May 2, 2019 9:00 PM
OC, Live captioned Q&A
Fox Theatre Sat, May 4, 2019 12:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Program Category:Persister
Film Subjects:America
Labour & Working People
Popular Culture
Sports & Recreation
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Yu Gu
Producer(s):Elizabeth Ai
Yu Gu
Co-Producer(s):Jin Yoo-Kim
Editor(s):Victoria Chalk
Writer(s):Elizabeth Ai
Cinematography:Yu Gu
Composer:Allyson Newman
Sound:Sung Rok Choi


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The cheerleaders of the National Football League put themselves through strict regimens, measuring waistlines and muscle definition, rehearsing their acts to perfection and often paying out of pocket for all their outfits and paraphernalia. Their dedication, hard work and team loyalty generate an astounding profit for the multi-billion-dollar corporation that shamelessly pays them less than minimum wage. Determined to seek justice for years of astounding inequity and exploitation, a group of women file lawsuits against the NFL, alleging gendered wage theft and egregious employment practices. Risking their careers and reputations, and ostracizing themselves from a tight-knit community of current and former cheerleaders, the women uncover a culture that has complete disrespect and disregard for the real worth of a woman's work. Mariam Zaidi

Persister program presented in partnership with OXFAM CANADA.

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