A DAY'S WORK, A DAY'S PAY follows three welfare recipients in New York City from 1997 to 2000 as they participate in the largest welfare-to-work program in the nation. When forced to work at city jobs for well below the prevailing wage and deprived of the chance to go to school, these individuals decide to fight back, demanding programs that will actually help them move off of welfare and into jobs. It was broadcast nationwide on PBS and cable throughout 2002 and 2003. (57 mins, color, 2002)

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December, 2002

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December 19-25, 2001

Produced and directed by: Jonathan Skurnik & Kathy Leichter
Camera: Jonathan Skurnik
Sound: Kathy Leichter
Editor: Alan Title
Music: Joel Goodman

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A Day's Work, A Day's Pay was produced in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Additional Funders
The ADCO Foundation
The Blaufarb Fund at New York University
The Joseph Anthony Beirne Memorial Foundation
The Needmor Fund
The New York State Council on the Arts
The North Star Fund
The Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media

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