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  • [VanGorder Walden School, Chicago]

    [VanGorder Walden School, Chicago]

    Chicago students at VanGorder Walden school talk about work and working.

  • [Film clips about work for Illinois Humanities Council]

    [Film clips about work for Illinois Humanities Council]

    A compilation of clips from films about work assembled by Kartemquin Films, made to be shown at the Illinois State Fair as part of the Illinois Humanities Council booth.

  • Studs’ Place: Teen Job

    Studs’ Place: Teen Job

    “Teen Job,” an episode of “Studs’ Place,” shows a tension between young, newly-hired Johnny and his mother, Marie. Marie wants only what’s best for her son, and in this amounts to Johnny spending his vacation in relaxation. Marie confronts Studs and asks him to fire Johnny so he won’t buy a hot rod and, potentially, put himself in danger. Studs conceded, but soon they find out what sort of intentions Johnny actually has. Also featuring musical performances by Chet and Win.

  • It’s a Living: The Unemployment Line

    It’s a Living: The Unemployment Line

    Part of the “It’s a Living” series created by Videopolis based on Studs Terkel’s book Working, which focuses on workers in Chicago. This tape is the record of a single hour at the state unemployment compensation office in Logan Square on the city’s northwest side. People in the line talk about what it’s like to be out of work as they deal with bureaucratic entanglements of their cases. As the program progresses, a family finally receives the check they needed to survive–after eight attempts.

  • It’s a Living: Paper Wagon

    It’s a Living: Paper Wagon

    Part of the It’s a Living series created by Videopolis based on Studs Terkel’s book Working, which focuses on workers in Chicago. This tape unfolds practically in real-time in the bowels of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Station. It features discussion and interaction with the workers on newspaper delivery trucks and railway workers wheeling wagons to commuter trains.

  • It’s a Living: When I Was A Worker Like LaVerne

    It’s a Living: When I Was A Worker Like LaVerne

    A documentary about a day in the life of a Sears mail order catalog facility in Chicago, where the disconnect between workers and management is striking. The management seems to be entirely white and male, while the workers are black and female. The tape was produced as part of the “It’s a Living” series of videos on working in America.

  • It’s A Living: Barney

    It’s A Living: Barney

    Part of a series called It’s a Living, based loosely on Studs Terkel’s book Working. This tape follows a sanitation worker named Barney as he does his work.

  • It’s A Living

    It’s A Living

    A video documentary inspired by Studs Terkel’s book “Working,” featuring six different workers talking about their lives and their jobs, in addition to Studs himself.

 
 
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