Happiness is a Journey: the hidden life of an American warehouse worker – documentary

Published on January 11, 2022

Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Warehouse workers in Austin, Texas, work through the night to process newspapers for delivery before Christmas. In this impressionistic documentary, visual artists and film-makers Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan follow Eddie ‘Bear’ Lopez at the Austin American-Statesman newspaper printing warehouse where Lopez has worked for more than 20 years. Throughout his life Lopez has been collecting items he comes across – creating shrines at his home, in his vehicles and his work station. The film-makers join Lopez as he ventures out into the empty streets to deliver newspapers.

‘Gentrification destroyed the San Francisco I knew, Austin is next’ – film-maker Patrick Bresnan expands on why he and Ivete Lucas made this film about the routines of the city’s working class warehouse workers here: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2021/dec/21/gentrification-destroyed-the-san-francisco-i-knew-austin-is-next

Key credits

Featuring: Eddie ‘Bear’ Lopez
Directed by: Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan
Produced by: Patrick Bresnan
Co-producer: Dora Nedeczky
Co-producer: Ike No Koi
Associate Producer: Shakira Refos
Director of Photography: Patrick Bresnan
Editor: Ivete Lucas
Executive Producers, Guardian Documentaries: Ekaterina Ochagavia and Jess Gormley
Head of Documentaries: Lindsay Poulton
A Guardian Documentary
Length: 13 mins
Source: The Guardian

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