DANGER: KIDS AT WORK
Danger: Kids at Work is a passionate and alarming documentary, exposing the exploitation and prevalence of child labor in the United States. This is the story of the children of immigrants working in garment industry sweatshops instead of going to school, and the children of migrants, laboring in pesticide-laden fields, trapped in a cycle of poverty.
But the film goes beyond the familiar images of child labor. Danger: Kids at Work exposes the working conditions of suburban teenagers working in fast food restaurants during and after school hours, while labor laws designed to protect their safety are being ignored. And strikingly, the documentary reveals the tragedy of farm children expected to help in family farms, working around unregulated equipment and large machinery, and maimed and killed at alarming rates.
This documentary was broadcast on Lifetime Television as part of their special Your Family Matters. It was shown in Congress as part of the campaign to preserve child labor laws.
1991 National Primetime Lifetime Television BroadcastSpecial Policy Screening at the U.S. Congress
- Senior Producer: Lyn Goldfarb
- Writers: Pat Mitchell and Jacoba Atlas
- Director of Photography: Ellen Kuras
- Editor: Kate Amend
- Composer: Susan Justin
- Host: Amy Irving
- Executive Producers: Pat Mitchell and Jacoba Atlas
Produced by Vu Productions