A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem
World Premiere

A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem

Documentary Competition
| USA, UK | 80 MINUTES | English
Dance, Documentary, Politics, Sports
A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem shines a spotlight on the NFL and its practices around wage theft and illegal employment of cheerleaders. Director Yu Gu follows several former cheerleaders, sharing both their legal and personal struggles as they fight for minimum wage and end 50 years of inequality inflicted by the NFL.

The film takes us on a journey focusing on an historic class-action lawsuit that cheerleaders were finally able to bring against the NFL. The subjects of the film inspire each other to take on this seemingly insurmountable battle, and share a story that is more timely than ever. Their fight for wage and gender equality epitomizes many of the challenges faced by working women in all sectors today.

—Deborah Rudolph

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Yu Gu
Yu Gu is a filmmaker born in Chongqing, China and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She works in both narrative and documentary film, exploring identity, migration, and the individual’s relationship to society. Her filmmaking practice is supported by the Sundance Institute, ITVS, Tribeca Film Institute, Firelight Media, and Film Independent.
Yu Gu
Yu Gu, Elizabeth Ai
Elizabeth Ai
Yu Gu
Allyson Newman
Victoria Chalk
Associate Producer
Chris Nguyen, Samanta Helou Hernandez
Jin Yoo-Kim
Maria Pinzone, Lacy Thibodeaux-Fields, Darci Burrell, Sharon Vinick, Leslie Levy, Sean Cooney

International Sales Contact
Yu Gu
US Sales Contact
Yu Gu
Press Contact
Emma Griffiths
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Phone: 9178060599
Print Source
Yu Gu

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