Their schools are overcrowded, underfunded, and most importantly, they may not exist in a few years: the new superintendent of the Los Angeles school district is unveiling his plan to privatize public schools. But then 98% of L.A. teachers vote to go on strike. Witness five months of behind the scenes organizing by teachers, students, and parents as they come together to fight for public education in L.A., the second largest school district in the country. When We Fight goes behind the picket lines to show, in the banner year of teacher strikes, just how strikes are actually organized, and why they matter.
Yoni and Yael Bridge (producer of Emmy-nominated Saving Capitalism) are working on a short documentary about the January 2019 Los Angeles teachers strike. What does a teacher strike in the second largest school district in the country look like, and how does it come about? They began filming in August when the strike vote took place and are in post-production. Sign up here for dedicated updates on our film site: