Video

Working Emergency

Sharon Sliwinski

2000, 15:00 minutes, b&w, English

TAPECODE 161.01

An insider’s view of the restaurant industry, Working Emergency documents working conditions and staff/patron relationships in a downtown Toronto restaurant where the director worked for several years. Simultaneously hysterical and heart wrenching, this video is able to capture the variety of stories that exist behind the kitchen doors, in back hallways and in waiters’ bustands. A testament to why never to order decaffeinated coffee late at night, Working Emergency acts as an illustration to both confirm and explode (mis)perceptions of the restaurant industry.

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