THIRD SHIFT (2013)
Directed by: Anthony Simon
Once producing half of the nation’s sugar, the Domino Sugar Refinery was an icon of the industrial work available in the Southside of Williamsburg. Two former workers who live only blocks away return to their days at Domino and visit the now derelict space that was part of their lives for 30 years.
This film is part of UnionDocs sprawling Living Los Sures
project. You can see the film from 1984 that inspired their work, Los Sures
, on MUBI until October 3rd.
About the Living Los Sures Project:
LIVING LOS SURES
Produced over 5 years by 60 artists at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, Living Los Sures is an expansive project about the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Known by its longterm Latino residents as Los Sures, the neighborhood was one of the poorest in New York City in the late 70s and early 80s. In fact, it had been called the worst ghetto in America. Today, it is the site of a battle between local identity and luxury lifestyle. With the restoration of Los Sures, a brilliant work of cinéma vérité filmmaking as a starting point, the project has developed into a collection of 40 short films, the interactive documentary 89 Steps, and the cinematic people’s history Shot by Shot, demonstrating new possibilities for collaboration between an arts institution and its surrounding community to collect memories and share local culture.