One Driver, One Mic is a documentary feature that chronicles how a group of immigrant cab drivers in Austin, Texas created a taxi cooperative to protect their livelihoods after Uber and Lyft rolled into town. As we follow the drivers' journey, we see how democracy is not easy, especially for a group of independent contractor drivers who must learn to trust each other and work as a team. After Uber and Lyft force a citywide referendum vote in protest of regulations, we see the drivers join a shoestring campaign to fight the technology giants. We witness how workers must constantly advocate for themselves through political organizing. Ultimately, this film serves as a cautionary tale for workers and labor organizers about the tenuous nature of democracy.
Official Selection at 2023 Doc.London Documentary Film Festival, 2023 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2022 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival , 2022 Workers Unite Film Festival, Immigration Film Festival
Currently, my research critically examines how capitalism orients people’s lives through news media, consumer design and labor practices. I use filmmaking, collaborative ethnography and textual analysis to create articles, films and more recently, music.