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September 27th 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis has had a disproportionate impact on women, particularly women of color. The short film Precarity, by Emily Cohen Ibañez, follows three women struggling to care for themselves and their families in this uncertain time. Keeandra Armprester is a teacher and mother of three in San Lorenzo, a suburb of Oakland, California. Her husband was laid off from his job as a paratransit driver during the pandemic, so the family has had to survive entirely on her income. In California’s Central Valley, agricultural worker Maria, a single mother of four, is short of money and her kids are struggling with remote schooling. She is forced to decide between work and overseeing her children's education. In San Francisco’s Japantown, Saori Okawa, a 39-year-old food and grocery delivery driver, becomes an outspoken advocate for gig workers.

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