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

1 Hr. 20 Min.

Screening Format: DCP
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Director Yu Gu in attendance for 10/30 & 10/31 screenings! Producer Elizabeth Ai in attendance for 10/30 screening!

This timely doc shines a light on the underpaid athletes of the NFL: cheerleaders. Often expected to work for no pay in a billion-dollar industry, many are fighting back in courtrooms, demanding a fair (and sometimes simply a minimum) wage. This inspiring and defiant courtroom sports doc brings cheerleaders into the national conversation of wage and gender equality, and how athletes' work is valued—on the field and on the sidelines.


"Through a deft editorial combination of interviews, dramatic recreations and graphics, A WOMAN'S WORK demonstrates that the NFL should be ashamed of its policy, considering that annual league revenues are in the billions of dollars and its dance squad members are toiling for peanuts." - Variety




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