Rigged is an investigative documentary that examines the construction industry in New York amid the city’s ambitious affordable housing plan. It tells the stories of human collateral on taxpayer-subsidized housing projects, documenting the experiences of an underpaid and exploited workforce as they build this city.
Russell Midori is a native New Yorker and an international conflict reporter. He has worked for the New York Times, VICE on HBO, and as a Marine Corps combat photographer. He received a 2016 Overseas Press Club Scholarship for his reporting on the Haitian presidential elections. He completed both the documentary program and the investigative journalism program at Columbia University.
Sarah Erickson is a journalist and documentary filmmaker from Boulder, Colorado. She works full-time as a senior editor at CNN’s Great Big Story and will graduate this spring with her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. Previously she worked as a digital editor at Condé Nast Entertainment and helped launch the company’s flagship video platform, The Scene.