Original Story seen on The New York Times.

In the midst of the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we embarked on a poignant and timely video production for The New York Times, shedding light on the critical issue faced by home care workers. The video revolves around Kim Rockwood, a dedicated healthcare worker who selflessly tends to her patients’ needs, providing vital assistance, even in the darkest hours of the night. Despite her unwavering commitment and round-the-clock availability, Kim struggles to make ends meet on poverty wages, highlighting a systemic problem within the healthcare system.

Through the gripping storytelling captured in the video, viewers are confronted with the harsh reality that healthcare workers like Kim, who play an indispensable role in our society, face financial hardships and a lack of access to essential benefits such as health insurance. As the narrative unfolds, we delve into the reasons behind this disheartening reality, raising crucial questions about the compensation and recognition of those who provide crucial supportive care.

The production process itself posed unique challenges due to the pandemic. We implemented stringent safety measures to ensure the well-being of our crew and the subjects involved. Despite these obstacles, our team’s commitment to telling this important story remained unwavering, as we recognized the urgency of shedding light on the struggles faced by home care workers during such a critical time.

Through this powerful video, we hope to ignite a meaningful dialogue and drive systemic change. By humanizing the experiences of individuals like Kim Rockwood, we aim to foster empathy and understanding, prompting viewers to question the prevailing disparities and advocate for fair wages and improved working conditions for home care workers. As we collectively confront the need for supportive care in our own lives, the video serves as a reminder that addressing these challenges is vital to ensure the availability of dedicated and skilled caregivers in the future.