Working In These Times

Working In These Times, the website of the (Chicago-based) worker’s rights magazine In These Times, recently published an excellent and impassioned review of Scrappers from a labor perspective:

Scrappers goes beyond the novelty of the profession to tackle tough questions of race, work, public and private housing, and immigration. The film is a moving portrait of the precariousness of life and work at the bottom of the American economy in one of the country’s wealthiest cities. Scrappers is thoroughly Chicagoan, with almost every scene reflecting the city’s unique physical geography of long alleys, harsh seasons and vast inequality. But Oscar’s and Otis’s are stories for a whole country mired in the Great Recession.”

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