Working the Boats
A Cape Verdean American Longshoremen Union

SPIA Media Productions
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7 videos in this playlist

Introduction to Working the Boats
The second in Andrade-Watkins documentary trilogy about the Fox Point Cape Verdean community.
The Fox Point Community
Talks about the relationship between the workers of Local 1329 and the community.
The Craft
This segment explores the skills required to work on the waterfront and how the work has changed over the years.
The Dangers
The waterfront is a dangerous place. Many of the interviewees talk about the injuries they have suffered and the accidents they've witnessed in this segment.
The Union
Safety, proper compensation, seniority and many other benefits the workers of the waterfront now enjoy were fought for by the previous generations through the union. The workers contemplate the future…
The Women
The longshoremen's wives and daughters talk about their life and role within the community at the waterfront.
The Generations
Several generations of families have made their lives on the waterfront. With each generation, new challenges arise and conflicts between the new and the old emerge.

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To fully appreciate this websiode, I sugges you view the SPIA collection in this order: 1) Hi, Neighbor, 2) SKFPR, 3) Working the Boats: Masters of the Craft-make sure you view the introduction for WTB: M of Craft before viewing any of the six webisodes

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