A Woman's Work

Football and feminism collide in this feature documentary that follows class-action lawsuits filed by three former NFL cheerleaders brought against their teams.

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Director/Producer

Yu Gu

Yu Gu is an award-winning filmmaker born in Chongqing, China, and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Yu’s short, personal documentary, A Moth in Spring premiered at Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto and traveled to over a dozen international film festivals before being distributed by HBO.

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Writer/Producer

Elizabeth Ai

Elizabeth Ai (producer/writer) has over a decade of experience producing narrative, documentary, and branded content. She writes and produces for various companies such as VICE, ESPN, and National Geographic Channels for which she and her team have won a News & Documentary Emmy in 2012. She is currently co-directing and producing, In the Shadow of the Hills, Show more a longitudinal documentary tracking the lives of the indigenous Black Hmong tribes women and the effects of modernization on their culture and environment in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Northern Vietnam. Her independent documentary and narrative projects have received support from: Sundance Institute, Berlin Talent Campus, Tribeca Film Institute, Film Independent, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Independent Television Service, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She received her B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, resides in Los Angeles, and geocaches in the backcountry. Show less

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The Film

A Woman’s Work is an hour-long documentary chronicling NFL cheerleaders fighting for fair wages. Lacy T. of the Oakland Raiders cheer squad ignited this fire, and similar lawsuits have spread across the country. Through the struggle of these women in the court of law and in their personal lives, this film explores women’s rights, employment inequality and the nuances of modern misogyny that affect working women today.

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