THE GIG IS UP, The Platform Economy (ex-Meatware)
Director(s): Shannon WALSH – Writer(s): Shannon WALSH Contact Print page
Call it gig work, gig economy, platform work, crowd work, crowd sourcing, ghost work… Most people know it as Uber, Bird, Lyft, TaskRabbit, Crowdflower, Deliveroo, Meituan or Amazon Mechanical Turk. The gig economy is worth over USD 5 trillion globally.
People were lured to it by the promise of flexible hours, not being confined to the office, being your own boss. Get paid for the value of your work not based on race, gender or looks… But does it? What are the costs of this brave new world, and how is it transforming our lives?
Our engaging characters - gig workers and platform founders from China, Nigeria, France, the UK, Florida, California – show us the new opportunities but also the precarious nature of this economy that clearly calls for “a new social contract”. We’re sharing a moment of the lives of these “invisible” workers from very different parts of the world and discover their stories are deeply connected between them, and across various platforms. A very human tech doc…
Estimated delivery: End Oct. 2020