Workhorses of the Harbor, 7:17 minutes, 2017-18

 

Media footage of shipping-line workers around the NYC waterfront (1930s-50s) is juxtaposed with film documentation of young musicians from Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the mid-1980s, protesting to preserve the vinyl record production industry. The film examines the notion of labor and leisure, and the image of the worker in America. It looks at the American dream and the living conditions of middle and lower class families, along with the youth culture that was emerging towards the end of the era of the Cold War.

© 2018 by Nechama Winston