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 Watch the Award-Winning Documentary Film 


a Documentary Film about

The Los Angeles Teacher's Strike

In 5 Parts

How to Watch the Film:

1. On Kanopy through Public Libraries and Universities


You can watch our film ad-free through your academic institution or public library Kanopy account. If the film is not available or you cannot get access to it, there’s a form on the page where they can request it. If your university does not have Kanopy, they can license the film through New Day Films.

2. On New Day Films


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In the second largest school district in the United States, 98% of teachers vote to authorize a strike. Watch as one of the largest educator strikes in modern U.S. history unfolds in real-time, highlighting the stories and leadership of some of the women who led it, from union leaders to classroom teachers.


From strike vote to contract vote, When We Fight goes behind the picket lines, documenting how and why teachers strike.


Directed & Produced by Yael Bridge and Yoni Golijov

Yael Bridge is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker. Her feature documentary, The Big Scary “S” Word, traces the history and resurgence of socialism in the US and premiered at Hot Docs 2020 and on Hulu in 2022. Prior to that she produced Left on Purpose, winner of the Audience Award at DOC NYC, and Saving Capitalism, which was nominated for an Emmy.

Yoni Golijov is an Oscar-nominated and Independent Spirit Award-winning producer. Most recently he produced Laura Poitras's feature film All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, which won the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival. His previous producing work has premiered at Cannes, Sundance, and the Whitney Biennial.

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