Help 'Kickstart' Walmart Workers' Documentary

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Help 'Kickstart' Walmart Workers' Documentary(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Two local filmmakers are working to bring Walmart workers’ battle for justice to a wider audience. Michael Blain and Kiley Kraskouskas’ film “Can’t Take It No More!” will tell the stories of four workers across Walmart’s global empire who are standing up, mobilizing their co-workers and communities, and striving to build a better future for themselves and their families — all in the face of unrelenting employer opposition and intimidation. The DC-area filmmaking team has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help cover production costs for the independent documentary; nearly $14,000 has been pledged so far toward their goal of $50,000, with just 22 days to go.  “The funds raised will go toward production expenses required to follow our four main characters as they each stand up for respect and better working conditions,” say Blain and Kraskouskas. “We will travel to Bangladesh, Arkansas, California, Florida, around the D.C. area, and more to capture, primarily through verite-style filmmaking, the challenges and joys of standing up and fighting back.”


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