Zero Weeks

Zero Weeks

Zero Weeks is a movie starring Kate Bolduan, Cory Booker, and Ellen Bravo. What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common? They're the only countries in the world without paid family leave. Most Americans agree that...

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1 hours 27 minutes
George W. Bush, Cory Booker, Ellen Bravo, Kate Bolduan
Ky Dickens
Ky Dickens
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Comments about documentary «Zero Weeks» (27)

Lisa W. avatar
Lisa W.

What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common? They're the only countries in the world without paid family leave. Most Americans agree that family comes first but in the richest country in the world, having a baby, a medical emergency or an aging parent can be a trigger into poverty. No matter where you work or what zip code you live in, you should be able to welcome a new child, care for an aging parent or tend to a cancer diagnosis without facing financial disaster. But because 78% of Americans say they live paycheck-to-paycheck, families are often forced to choose between taking time off to care for a loved one or to continue work to keep their job and health care. Nearly 1 in 4 mothers return to work within ten days of having a baby and 2/3 of the current workforce are providing care for an aging parent. Weaving powerful stories together with insightful interviews with leading policymakers, economists, researchers, and activists, ZERO WEEKS explores America's paid leave crisis and the cost of doing nothing. ZERO WEEKS is the fourth documentary by award-winning director, Ky Dickens. A female director, with a track record for creating poignant work known for shifting policy and public opinion, Dickens was inspired to make Zero Weeks, after facing financial depletion and emotional turmoil for "not enough time," due to a lack of paid leave, after the birth of her first child.

Bruce D. avatar
Bruce D.

I've lost count of the number of times I have seen this movie, but it is more than 20.

Jason avatar

Usually I try to be careful with over hyping a film, or setting the expectations too high, as film geeks all are guilty for, however for Ky Dickens, this really is not possible.

Lauren avatar

Wow, amazing camera work, acting, directing, writing, and an overall great film.

Sharon avatar

Ky Dickens takes a story, twists it and turns, plays with our expectations and leaves us with a great film. I've seen it plenty times and never get bored.

Mark G. avatar
Mark G.

This was one of those rare movies that kept my attention. The scenes where amazing, acting was spot on. George W. Bush was the best thing about this film! I'd get it 11 stars if I could.

Eric Hunt avatar
Eric Hunt

If you are movie fans you'll love the film! Totally worth the experience!

Evelyn avatar

Loved this movie, the premise, the build up and action. The action was believable, and the story is one that is still playing out in this country.