Search:     FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018
Naomi Abraham, Melissa Cox, Nseabasi Esema, Mtume Gant, Cynthia Wright, Henrietta Yuki
Producer: TWN Production Workshop
10 minutes
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The Right to Vend

There are as many as 20,000 street vendors in New York City including hot dog vendors, flower vendors, t-shirt vendors, street artists, food trucks and many others. This short documents the inspirations and struggles of being a street vendor in New York, how obsolete city regulations stand in the way, and the vendors’ efforts to organize through the Street Vendor Project. A TWN Production Workshop production with the cooperation of The Street Vendor Project.

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“The Right to Vend is a brief ten minute introduction into the bureaucratic challenges that confront street food vendors in New York City. What results is a David versus Goliath narrative, pitting entrepreneurs versus government regulation. The monopoly on vendor licenses and the arbitrary enforcement of the permit policy by officials are explored... The Right to Vend is a worthwhile conversation piece for classes covering entrepreneurship.”
- -Andrew Koval, Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO)

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