Piece of the Dream at The Madison

A new local documentary project called Piece of the Dream debuts at The Madison Friday. It's a collaboration between the Workforce Development Institute and the YouthFX filmmaking program:

Over the past year filmmakers from Youth FX traveled across the state to document stories about the hopes and struggles of working people across New York. The result was a dozen short documentary films from nine regions: Buffalo, Albany, Schenectady, Rochester, Syracuse, Long Island, Utica, North Country, Tarrytown, Newburgh and The Bronx.
The Piece of the Dream website is a dynamic collection of short documentary films, statistics, graphs, interactive simulations and photographs of workers across the state. The project is meant to engage and provoke audiences to bear witness to the impacts of earning a low-wage, and to confront the way that economic marginalization systematically oppresses millions of people in this country, and in turn affects us all.

That's the trailer embedded above.

The debut at The Madison is this Friday, November 10 at 7 pm. The creative team behind the project will be there. It's free to attend.

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