Past Event

Dec 15—16, 2021

Bright Lights:The Gig is Up

Directed by Shannon Walsh

Free Event

Co-presented with the Independent Film Festival Boston, the Boston Sc-fi Film Festival, the Boston Women's Film Festival, the Living on Earth podcast and SEIU Local 888

From delivering food and driving ride shares to tagging images for AI, millions of people around the world are finding work task by task online. The gig economy is worth over 5 trillion USD globally, and growing. And yet the stories of the workers behind this tech revolution have gone largely neglected.

Who are the people in this shadow workforce? The Gig is Up brings their stories into the light. Lured by the promise of flexible work hours, independence, and control over time and money, workers from around the world have found a very different reality. Work conditions are often dangerous, pay often changes without notice, and workers can effectively be fired through deactivation or a bad rating. Through an engaging global cast of characters, The Gig is Up  reveals how the magic of technology we are being sold might not be magic at all.



Virtual Event
On Demand Streaming
DEC 15 @ 7PM ET –
DEC 16 @ 7PM ET


Dec 15, 2021 - Dec 16, 2021


DEC 16 @ 7PM ET

Join for a live 45-minute moderated discussion with writer and director Shannon Walsh.

Conversations will stream within the film viewing platform. Audience members are also welcome to join directly on Zoom to participate and submit questions.

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88 minutes


W, I, POC (economic and environmental justice)

Closed captions and live captions provided

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