Four recyclers in Oakland struggle to survive in a neighborhood already decimated by unemployment, addiction, and violence.
Work life and its relationship to our families, communities and the larger questions the country faces as the economy shifts at light speed.
Rhian Miller has been a producer with The Working Group since 1990, co-producing the award-winning series We Do The Work and Not In Our Town. Before joining TWG, Miller produced and directed the award-winning film Strikestory, about the 1934 San Francisco general strike, and was… the film editor for Jerry Barrish’s internationally acclaimed feature film, Shuttlecock. Miller is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Chicago International Film and Video Festival Gold Plaque and the National Educational Film and Video Festival Gold Apple. Her work has been featured at the Women in the Director’s Chair, Women in Film, and Leipzig International film festivals.
We find common ground in everyday life and nothing is more common to the average American than going to work. We pound the alarm clock, grab a cup of joe, hit the road, and try to make it through the day as best we can. But the true experience of work and its impact on our lives is rarely explored on TV. Covering this uncharted ground is Livelyhood, a public television series about our work life and its relationship to our families, communities, and the larger questions the country faces as the economy shifts at lightning speed.Livelyhood is for everyone who works, across all strata of American society, ranging from factory and office workers to investment bankers and executives. More than that, Livelyhood is designed to start a conversation about the changing nature of work and its central place in our lives and is accompanied by a national outreach campaign involving civic, business, media, labor, and educational organizations.