These are the people who build the foundations for our lives
The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work is an eighty-eight minute exploratory social documentary. The film portrays the real life work, idiosyncrasies, and personal convictions of a multitude of working professionals, including two plumbers, two painters, a stone / brick mason, several carpenters, two auto mechanics, and numerous other craftsmen.
The film recognizes the essential contributions that these tradesmen provide, and shows only a few of the many challenges they face and the problems they solve in their everyday work.
Their stories are combined with academic analysis of the socioeconomic, intellectual, and philosophical aspects of modern trade work.
In a recent EG conference in Monterey, CA, Baltimore native and creator and host of Discovery Channel'sDirty JobsMike Rowe discusses the value and innovation found in today's trade work, which is commonly overlooked in our contemporary high tech society.
The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work will leave you with an understanding of the personally rewarding opportunities that still exist in America in the trades, and an appreciation for the work of tradesmen that make every aspect of our modern lives possible.
Thanks to everyone who attended and covered the premiere in Baltimore on May 12 at the Charles Theater.
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI) hosted a free screening on Thursday June 2, 2011 at the Mountcastle Auditorium
The LaborHeritageFoundation as part of their 2011 Great Labor Arts Exchange hosted a screening on Saturday June 18th, 2011 at the National Labor College Silver Spring, MD
The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work DVD and Stream Now Available at IndieFlix!