Reviews and Festivals
"As an expose of a gig economy’s drawbacks, the item still has mileage."
— Video Librarian
"Addresses realities for many who are interested in business, urban studies, working relations, and social studies....Exposing viewers to an issue that is not readily apparent to many"— Educational Media Reviews Online
"Uberland is a heartfelt film about the struggles and history of the growing 'gig economy'. As the film smartly details, these drivers quickly became the new 'serfs' in a feudal system, where only those at the very top of the Silicon Valley food chain receive the vast majority of the rewards. An important film to see."
— Andrew Tilson, Executive Director, Workers Unite Film Festival
"A microcosm of our new gilded age -- the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor. It's a firsthand look at how gig economy technology companies are using 'independent contractors' to skirt regulations and cut costs on the backs of their workers."
— Colorado International Activism Film Festival
"An interesting film, capable of unleashing strong emotions from viewers. When using a cab you hardly think of the working conditions of your driver; after seeing this film you can't stop thinking about that. The film screams for reactions from the company."
— Gerard Van Den Broek, Documentary Curator, New York City Independent Film Festival
"UberLand takes a good, hard look at the mythical poster child of the American gig economy...the reality of an American multinational transportation network cannibalizing its drivers."
— Cine Pobre Film Festival
"Uberland reveals the impact of Silicon Valley tech titans shaping the future of work via apps. The Uberization business model promises the American dream but drivers wake up to the American nightmare - abusive corporate practices hidden behind algorithms that undermine the rights of workers. Uberland is a wake up call for worker action!"
— Edward Escobar, Founder, The Alliance for Independent Workers
Cine Pobre Film Festival, Best Self Funded Film
Awareness Film Festival
San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival
San Francisco Documentary Film Festival
New York City Independent Film Festival
Workers Unite Film Festival
Cine Pobre Film Festival
Colorado International Activism Film Festival
Courage Film Festival