Initiated by artist Marisa Morán Jahn (Studio REV-) with the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the CareForce is an ongoing set of public art projects amplifying the voices of America’s fastest growing workforce — caregivers. The CareForce consists of two mobile studios (NannyVan, CareForce One), a Tribeca Film Institute-supported app for domestic workers that CNN named as “one of 5 apps to change the world,” performances and choreographies, printed works, CareForce One Travelogues, a Sundance-supported film series for PBS/ITVS co-produced with Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmaker Yael Melamede, and Carehaus, the first of its kind example of intergenerational “care-based co-housing” created by Jahn with architect and MIT Associate Professor Rafi Segal and real estate developer Ernst Valery.
About the film: A humorous and touching road tale, the CareForce One Travelogues features Marisa, her son Choco, and their buddy Anjum Asharia as they travel from their homes in NYC to Miami in a fifty-year old station wagon, the CareForce One. Meeting up with nannies, housekeepers, caregivers, and allies along the way, this series explores how care intersects with some of today’s most pressing issues — immigration, the legacies of slavery, racial discrimination, and more.
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