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David Sampliner, Tim Nackashi
USA 2004, 60 min.
West Coast Premiere

For some, a job is just to make money and get by; for others it’s a vocation, a calling. The three guys portrayed in Dirty Work have certainly found their calling, but they found it in the jobs most of us would rather work at McDonald’s than do: Darrell pumps septic tanks, Russ is a bull semen collector and Bernard is an embalmer. Believe it or not, these guys love their jobs, probably a lot more than you love yours. Dirty Work is a funny and thought-provoking exploration of the world of making a living. You may just run out and start pumping septic tanks after seeing this. OK, maybe not septic tanks.

Preceded by:
I’m Dead After Work
Justin Newell
USA 2003, 7 min.
Nelson Beauchamp is head technician of Long Island’s largest animal crematorium. Somebody’s gotta do it.

Rick Kent
USA 2003, 11 min.
A parade of young women describe, with unvarnished honesty, the daily struggle to make it in Los Angeles as an actress.

Kosher Cop
Leah Wolchok
USA 2004, 4 min.
This Berkeley rabbi’s job is to “kosherize” restaurants and food production plants. Old world and new tech meet head-on.

In Attendance: Leah Wolchok