Director Deirdre Fishel walked around in a state of rage during the making of her documentary film, “Care,” which delves into the world of paid care from the perspective of both workers and care recipient.  In today’s show, Deirdre talks about the making of her film and how her vibrant but frail mother influenced her decision to make it.  From why people are afraid to talk about care to the frustration of paid workers—who pride themselves on their work despite their paltry wages—and how families are going bankrupt paying for these services, Deirdre tells us how her initial idea for a film just about care workers became something much bigger.

Film’s website: “Care”

Learn more about the National Domestic Workers Alliance and one of its chapters, based in New York, Domestic Workers United

Music: “Alya” by Dlay | CC BY NC ND | Free Music Archive