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Paraíso - a short film about window washing
September 10, 2013 6:01 AM   Subscribe

From today's NYTimes Op Ed, a short documentary about brothers, Sergio Polanco and Jaime Polanco, and their cousin, Cruz Guzman working 50+ stories above the ground.

If you live in a big city, you've seen them and wondered about their lives. These men are SEIU members and as one mentioned in the film at least if he dies on the job, his family will be taken care of.
posted by readery (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Outstanding. Haunting and lovely. Thanks for posting this.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:32 AM on September 10, 2013


Nice way to start the day. Thank you.
posted by michellenoel at 6:45 AM on September 10, 2013


I miss having that job.
posted by TheCoug at 9:54 AM on September 10, 2013


That was excellent. I always wonder who those guys are and if I'd have the nerve to do what they do. The heights are one thing; the size of the spiders on the outside of the 44th floor is another thing altogether.
posted by heyho at 3:41 PM on September 10, 2013


Beautiful film. Thank you.
posted by seawallrunner at 7:11 PM on September 10, 2013


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