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

Documentary Competition

World Premiere

USA, UK | 80 MINUTES

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

Dance, Documentary, Politics, Sports
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

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Yu Gu

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.
Director
Yu Gu
Producer
Yu Gu, Elizabeth Ai
Screenwriter
Elizabeth Ai
Cinematographer
Yu Gu
Composer
Allyson Newman
Editor
Victoria Chalk
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

Print Source
Yu Gu
Press Contact
Emma Griffiths
Emma Griffiths PR
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Phone: 917 806 0599
emma@eg-pr.com
International Sales Contact
Yu Gu
US Sales Contact
Yu Gu