The Gig is Up
Film: What convenience is costing us
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. The Gig is Up reveals how the magic of technology we are being sold might not be magic at all.
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"Being your own boss sounds like a dream. But for gig workers, that very premise has turned into a nightmare, as Shannon Walsh makes clear in her latest documentary, 'The Gig Is Up.'”K.J. Yossman | Variety
“These are not new stories, but they are being highlighted in a way that makes them much more emotional than general reporting on the subject. The documentary earns its subtitle, 'A Very Human Tech Doc,' in spades.”Matt White | Input Magazine
“Walsh captures all her gig-worker subjects with a bracing, kinetic immediacy.”Sheri Linden | The Hollywood Reporter
“[The Gig is Up] brings welcome clarity to one of your more pressing nightmares.”Adrian Mack | Stir