Associate Professor

Documentary, film production, South Africa, politics of friendship, social movements, gig economy, gig work, platform economy, cinema, activism, popular education

Chosen name and pronouns
Shannon Walsh (She/Her/Hers)
In the Media

The Public, New Doc ‘The Gig is Up’ Uncovers The Human Cost Of The Platform Economy, by Katie Tandy, Jan 10, 2022

Renegade Inc, The Real Cost of the Gig Economy: Ross Ashcroft interviews director Shannon Walsh, Jan 7, 2022

Inc. The 8 Best Movies of the Year for Entrepreneurs, by Zach Miller, Dec 2021

Montreal Campus, The Gig is Up : épargner l’humain, by Augustin de Baudinière Nov 16, 2021

Modern Times: The European Times Review, A Dream Becomes a Nightmare: On the front lines of the visible, and invisible, global platform economy, by Nick Holdsworth, Nov 12, 2021

Sloan Science & Film: Museum of the Moving Image, A Race to the Bottom: Shannon Walsh on The Gig is Up, by Sonia Epstein, Nov 12, 2021

NLC Hungary, 6 Documentaries You Must See, Farkas Lina & Krisztina Palur, Nov 11, 2021

Screen Slate, DOC NYC 2021, by Patrick Dahl, Nov 10, 2021

But Why Though, DOC NYC 2021: Hidden Gems to Watch at America’s Largest Documentary Festival, by Ricardo Gallegos, Nov 9, 2021

The Guardian, ‘What are the options?’: A new film on the toll of the gig economy, by David Smith, Sept 28, 2021

Deadline, ‘The Gig is Up’ Trailer: Doc probes dilemma of gig workers pinched by companies and consumers, by Matthew Carey, Sept 1, 2021

Variety, ‘The Gig is Up’ director Shannon Walsh on how the gig economy is coming for all our jobs, by K.J. Yossman, Aug 23, 2021

Deadline, Gravitas Ventures Lands Hot Docs Pic ‘The Gig Is Up’ , Patrick Hipes, August 16, 2021

Variety, ‘Pig,’ ‘Annette,’ ‘Here Today’ Join In-Person and Online Edinburgh Film Festival Lineup, Naman Ramachandran, July 28, 2021

The Source, The Invisible workers of the gig economy, Curtis Seufert, Volume 21, Issue 30 May 11–25, 2021

Radio Canada, Discussion de l’équipe sur le documentaire The gig is up (Radio) May 19, 2021

Women & Hollywood, Hot Docs 2021 – Meet Shannon Walsh, by Vickie A. Lee, May 7, 2021

Variety, Hot Docs’ Canadian Slate Reflects Global Issues Through Local Eyes, by Jenny Punter, May 6, 2021

Film-Forward, 5 Documentaries to look for at Hot Docs , by Kent Turner May 6, 2021

Input Mag, New doc ‘The Gig is Up’ prioritizes first-hand gig worker narratives, by Matt Willie, May 4, 2021

LaptrinhX Screen, High Cost of Living – ‘The Gig is Up’ x DOXA 2021, by Rick Cheung, May 4, 2021

The Tyee, DOXA Opener Takes the Gig Economy to Task, by Frederick Blichert, May 3, 2021

Variety The Bar Keeps Getting Raised’: Hot Docs Programming Head Shane Smith on Mounting a Second Pandemic Edition” by Christopher Vourlias, April 29, 2021

NOW Toronto, Hot Docs 2021: Meet the Toronto activists taking on Uber, by Julia Mastroianni, April 29, 2021

POV Magazine, The Gig Economy: With The Gig Is Up, Shannon Walsh examines the people behind high tech’s life and work, by Justine Smith, Spring/Summer 2021, Issue 114

National Post,  My Hot Doctopus Teacher: Eight films to watch at Hot Docs, by Chris Knight, April 29, 2021

Sound Venue, The 15 Most Essential Films at CPH:DOX 2021, (in Danish) Peter Kruse Dam Jensen, April 17, 2021

Stir: Arts & Culture Vancouver, The Gig is Up and Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliche among first films announced for 20th anniversary DOXA festival, Janet Smith, April 7, 2021

The Georgia Straight, DOXA Documentary film festival announces special presentations from 2021’s online program, Steve Newton, April 7, 2021

POV Magazine, Shannon Walsh’s The Gig is Up to open DOXA 2021, Pat Mullen, April 7, 2021

Sanford Biggers and Zoe Leonard among 2020 Guggenheim fellows – Artforum

Detah woman’s story of growing up next to Giant Mine featured in new film – CBC

Review: ‘Illusions of Control’ – POV Magazine

Whistler Film Festival industry summit lineup announced – Pique