A WOMAN’S WORK
Women Sports Film Festival is proud to co-present the San Francisco Premiere of A WOMAN’S WORK at CAAMFest37.
- Saturday, May 11, 2019
New People Cinema, SF
- Sunday, May 12, 2019
AMC Kabuki 8, SF
Website: A Woman’s Work
A WOMAN’S WORK gives a voice and recognition to the National Football League’s other on-field performers: its cheerleaders. Filmmaker Yu Gu follows two former NFL cheerleaders who sued the multibillion-dollar sports juggernaut for fair wages.
Gu chronicles the efforts of Lacy and Maria, two cheerleaders from opposite coasts, as they navigate a legal minefield after filing class-action lawsuits and weather a storm of criticism from football fans, the sports industry, the media and their community.
The film presents deeply woven personal and professional portraits that go beyond a discussion of women in the workplace. It captures the strength, frustration and devastation of these professionals, and it reveals the transgressions of an industry that has taken advantage of the tradition of cheerleading and the history of its sisterhood.
Yu Gu is a filmmaker born in Chongqing, China and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She works in both narrative and documentary film using a lyrical approach to explore themes of identity, migration and systemic injustice. Yu’s hybrid documentary A MOTH IN SPRING premiered at Hot Docs International Film Festival and was broadcast by HBO. Yu received her MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California, and a BA from the University of British Columbia in English Literature and Cinematography.