WITNESS FIRST-HAND HOW AND WHY EDUCATORS IN THE SECOND-LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY GO ON STRIKE.
Their schools are overcrowded, underfunded, and in a few years, they may not exist: the new superintendent of the Los Angeles school district is unveiling his plan to privatize the public schools. But then 98% of L.A. teachers vote to go on strike. Witness five months of behind the scenes organizing by teachers, students, and parents as they come together to fight for public education in L.A. When We Fight goes behind the picket lines to show, in the banner year of teacher strikes, how strikes are organized, and why they matter.
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ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Yael Bridge is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her films have shown at major film festivals nationally and internationally, including Slamdance, Big Sky Film Festival, DOC NYC, and Full Frame Film Festival. Most recently she produced Saving Capitalism starring former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. She is currently working on a film about the resurgence of socialism in America in collaboration with Jacobin magazine.
Yoni Golijov is a consulting creative producer at Field of Vision and a producer at Praxis Films, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras’s production company. He produced her film Risk (2016), which premiered at Cannes, and her short film Project X (2016), co-directed by award-winning journalist Henrik Moltke; official selection at Sundance Film Festival. He speaks Spanish and Mandarin.