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When you drop off a bag of dirty laundry, who's doing the washing and folding? THE WASHING SOCIETY brings us into New York City laundromats and the experiences of the people who work there.... See more »

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Status: completed
Status Updated: 23 Oct 2017

Cast

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Jasmine Holloway
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Laundry Worker
Veraalba Santa
Ching Valdes-Aran

Directed by

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Lynne Sachs
Lizzie Olesker ... (co-director)
Lynne Sachs ... (co-director)

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Lizzie Olesker ... (co-writer)
 
Lynne Sachs ... (co-writer)

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Stephen Vitiello

Cinematography by

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Sean Hanley

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Amanda Katz

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Lynne Sachs ... additional photography

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Plot Summary

When you drop off a bag of dirty laundry, who's doing the washing and folding? THE WASHING SOCIETY brings us into New York City laundromats and the experiences of the people who work there. Collaborating together for the first time, filmmaker Lynne Sachs and playwright Lizzie Olesker observe the disappearing public space of the neighborhood laundromat and the continual, intimate labor that happens there. With a title inspired by the 1881 organization of African-American laundresses, THE WASHING SOCIETY investigates the intersection of history, underpaid work, immigration, and the sheer math of doing laundry.

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  • The Washing Society (United States)
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  • 44 min
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