Veintitres: Our Labor Saved Lives
Premiere and Discussion
January 7, 2022
MoMA PS1 is pleased to present the premiere of Veintitres, a film by Djali Brown-Cepeda, creator of the digital project Nuevayorkinos, screening continuously for three days only. Commissioned in conjunction with the Homeroom activation, Nuevayorkinos: Essential and Excluded, the film documents the 23 day hunger strike held by workers across New York in the spring of 2021 to secure a historic $2.1-billion in New York State pandemic relief funding for excluded workers, many of whom are undocumented. Through conversations with organizers and strikers along with archival footage provided by the Fund Excluded Workers Coalition, Veintitres tells a story of the resilience and power of New York’s immigrant communities.