A black, apprentice carpenter struggles to prove herself on her first day at a new job site. An outlier in a white, male-dominated workforce, she’s forced to navigate the crew’s reactions to her. When things come to a head, she receives inspiration from a surprising source that helps her realize she has to make a stand or risk never being recognized as the skilled worker she has become.
Written and Directed by Dawn Jones Redstone
Dawn Jones Redstone is a gay, Latina filmmaker living in Portland, Oregon. She has been working in the film industry for the past 15 years. Redstone spent nine years working as a carpentry instructor for Oregon Tradeswomen, a non-profit organization. In 2014, Jones collaborated with Dr. Roberta Hunte to raise over $13,000 on Kickstarter and received a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to make Sista in the Brotherhood.
Screening Block F, Saturday at 8 PM