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A WOMAN'S WORK: THE NFL'S CHEERLEADER PROBLEM

Directed by Yu Gu
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 80 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE A WOMAN'S WORK: THE NFL'S CHEERLEADER PROBLEM
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6:30 PM - SAT 4/27
5:45 PM - MON 4/29
A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem shines a spotlight on the NFL and its practices around wage theft and illegal employment of cheerleaders. Director Yu Gu follows several former cheerleaders, sharing both their legal and personal struggles as they fight for minimum wage and end 50 years of inequality inflicted by the NFL.

The film takes us on a journey focusing on an historic class-action lawsuit that cheerleaders were finally able to bring against the NFL. The subjects of the film inspire each other to take on this seemingly insurmountable battle, and share a story that is more timely than ever. Their fight for wage and gender equality epitomizes many of the challenges faced by working women in all sectors today.

—Deborah Rudolph
Dance, Documentary, Politics, Sports
About the Director(s)
Yu Gu is a filmmaker born in Chongqing, China and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She works in both narrative and documentary film, exploring identity, migration, and the individual’s relationship to society. Her filmmaking practice is supported by the Sundance Institute, ITVS, Tribeca Film Institute, Firelight Media, and Film Independent.
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Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Yu Gu
  • Producer:
    Yu Gu, Elizabeth Ai
  • Screenwriter:
    Elizabeth Ai
  • Cinematographer:
    Yu Gu
  • Editor:
    Victoria Chalk
  • Composer:
    Allyson Newman
  • Associate Producer:
    Chris Nguyen, Samanta Helou Hernandez
  • Co-Producer:
    Jin Yoo-Kim
  • Cast:
    Maria Pinzone, Lacy Thibodeaux-Fields, Darci Burrell, Sharon Vinick, Leslie Levy, Sean Cooney

Contacts
  • Press Contact
    Emma Griffiths
    EMMA GRIFFITHS PR
    Brooklyn, 11215 NY
    Phone: 917 806 0599
    emma@eg-pr.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Yu Gu
    Cheer Film, LLC
    Los Angeles, 90012
    Phone: 213 284 6928
    yu.is.rain@gmail.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Yu Gu
    Cheer Film, LLC
    Los Angeles, 90012
    Phone: 213 284 6928
    yu.is.rain@gmail.com
  • Print Source
    Yu Gu
    Cheer Film, LLC
    Los Angeles, 90012
    Phone: 213 284 6928
    yu.is.rain@gmail.com

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