Maria Andrews’ film Deliverance explores the local fast food delivery and digital platform economy in Tower Hamlets, incorporating local riders and restaurants.
Deliverance draws upon Andrews’ experiences as a rider for Take Eat Easy and Uber during the 2018 delivery rider strike, touching on themes of diaspora, history and landscape. Using her signature human-focussed documentary style, Andrews highlights the stark reality that 35% of every meal bought on these platforms flies straight out of the borough, and calls for a disruption of this precarious system.
As Brazilian rider Diego points out, “It’s not a job this, when you sit and calculate how much you make after expenses at the end of the month, you don’t take home more than £400, £500.”
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion by Adam and Maria.
Deliverance will be screened in the Artsadmin Canteen as part of What Shall We Build Here, Artsadmin’s festival of art, climate and community from 28 June – 2 July 2023.
Date and time
30 June 2023
Pay What You Can
This is now a past event.
Artsadmin Canteen, Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
What Shall We Build Here