Hard Earned

Jul 14, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

A screening of Episode 1 of Kartemquin Films' six-part documentary series that follows five families around the country to find out what it takes to get by on eight, ten, or even fifteen dollars an hour. The first episode features Emilia on her 50th birthday, as she takes stock of her career as a waitress and struggles to hold onto her house. DJ gets frustrated with working conditions at Walgreens and starts talking to his co-workers about how to make a change. Clerical worker Jose and his girlfriend Elizabeth look for a way to move out of their parents' basements and give their son his own room." The screening will be followed by a discussion.

From the exhibition “An Invisible Hand”