Roadpavers

From streets and sidewalks to highways, bridges and airports, Roadpavers shape the city and pave the ways of its restless flux. Most Roadpavers in New York City are immigrants coming from Africa, Europe, Central and South America: many of them not only face dangerous working conditions but are also exploited by contractors who take advantage of their great need of a job and legal status. This is a video I made with the generous participation of members of Local 1010 Roadpavers who have worked in all sorts of projects throughout the city, their testimonies speak of some of the difficulties faced at the worksite such as danger and wage theft. I specially thank Lowell Barton, organizer at Local 1010 for the invitation to do his project and for his great support.

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