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Title The Cost of Construction
Published CaveLight Films, 2016
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (90 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary This documentary investigates the string of controversial deaths in Las Vegas, Nevada during the construction of MGM's CityCenter, the most expensive private construction project in US history. The story unfolds to reveal a nationwide pattern of ineffective regulations, lax oversight, and dangerous negligence at the highest corporate and government levels, exposing a national safety system in which an average of 12 workers die every day. The story begins in Las Vegas during the massive building boom of 2006 and follows the personal stories of a gruff Ironworker who loses his brother and a mother who loses her son in tragic workplace accidents. Both take on a system that is hard to navigate and filled with blame, money and partisan politics. Covering a span of nearly 10 years and 2 administrations, the film features interviews from federal and local officials and family members who have lost loved ones in this gripping tale of the human cost of labor in our country. Winner of the Silver Screen Award, Nevada Film Festival 2015
Notes Title from title frames
In Process Record
Performer Alexandra Berzon, Celeste Monforton, Chris Giunchigliani, Chris Lee, David Snow, Deb Koehler-Fergen, Eric Frumin, George Cole, George Miller, George T. Bochanis, James Stanley, Jannie Gittleman, Jordan Barab, Kip Viscusi, Peg Seminario, Robert Reich, Scott Allison, Steve Holloway, Steve Ross, Tony Illia
Event Originally produced by CaveLight Films in 2016
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Safety education
Criminal law
Documentary films
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Ehrlich, Jordan, film director
Berzon, Alexandra, actor
Monforton, Celeste, actor
Giunchigliani, Chris, actor
Lee, Chris, actor
Snow, David, actor
Koehler-Fergen, Deb, actor
Frumin, Eric, actor
Cole, George, actor
Miller, George, actor
T. Bochanis, George, actor
Stanley, James, actor
Gittleman, Jannie, actor
Barab, Jordan, actor
Viscusi, Kip, actor
Seminario, Peg, actor
Reich, Robert, actor
Allison, Scott, actor
Holloway, Steve, actor
Ross, Steve, actor
Illia, Tony, actor
CaveLight Films (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.