The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work is a fifty-five minute exploratory social documentary. It will engage the viewer as they watch the vocational lives of several tradesmen and will discuss the issues encompassing the trades in contemporary America. The documentary is a real and unflinching look at the lives and work of the modern tradesman and is an exposition into the socioeconomic topics relating to the modern blue-collar craftsman.
We going to put together a T.V series that highlights the good the bad and the dirty of the construction and trucking industry.
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I gave The Tradesmen - Making an Art of Work a 10 out of 10. I am a skilled trades women from the industry. This documentary was relatable to someone like myself. I hope to the non trades person this video is eye opening to what trades skilled job are; the love, skill and dedication that it takes to be a successful worker. Mike Rowe speaking in this documentary at the beginning and end, most people are not aware of Mike Rowes started a non profit organization that supports Skills USA and the trades industry. Great job making the trade skilled workers in their work and home environment, prostrates them as intelligent, hard working human beings like everyone else.
This documentary was definitely one of those movies that just opens up your mind and changes your perceptions of things. Because of this, I now have more knowledge of how hard many people with blue collar jobs work and the passion that they encompass greatly impact the result of their craft. This documentary showed me that it does not require much to do something you are good at; you just have to begin and love it. I was inspired by the hard work, the love, and the passion they had, and I realized that, these are the types of jobs that are needed in our daily lives. I realized that we will be limited to many things if the jobs that were featured in the documentary did not exist. I believe that the people who hold jobs in the blue-collar sector should be more appreciated and given credit and respect for the work that they do. Because without them, just how are we supposed to live
This film gives an "in your face - boots on the ground" look into the trade industry. As stated in the film, building the nation geographically is complete and we must embrace tomorrow's opportunities. The new frontier and opportunity is in sustainable services with products and practices. The film touched on the need for renewable and reusable and green, quality over quantity approach for the next generation. It was interesting to hear about the education system during the immigration influx and the curriculum tracks that were created in order to more direct and control the working class. Vocational versus Educational tract and how these were racially biased. Going forward, jobs in the future should be functionable.
I like the practicality and authenticity of the movie. It gave testimony to the real lives of individuals in trade work and highlighted some of the "dying" trades and their impact on society. The documentary opened my eyes a bit on how big this field really is and the variety of skill-trades. Tradesmen are necessary for the future economic success of our nation. The documentary was well-documented and researched but a bit dated and negative at times. I was happy to see a female in the movie as that touched on gender biases. It is not always apparent that the working class consists of men and women alike (especially labor-intensive work). The movie was produced in 2011. The stigma revolving blue-collar is still there but not as heavy as in the past. I think society is starting to see the ramifications of their actions and has renewed its' interest in vocational education. The younger generations are seeing the need for learning hands-on technical skills, even though technology is still a huge influence, and there are still many education systems without technical programs or classes. This film should be a requirement in high school. I would have liked to see research in other parts of the country and interviews from different ages and ethnicity. Overall, it was a thought-provoking and enlightening film. I would encourage others to watch it.