Judith: Portrait of a Street Vendor

Judith: Portrait of a Street Vendor
Zahida Pirani
2014 / U.S. / 17min


JUDITH: PORTRAIT OF A STREET VENDOR is a documentary short that takes the audience on an intimate journey into the daily life of Judith, a street vendor from Guatemala who lives and works in New York City. Judith exposes the routine obstacles and struggles she and her fellow immigrant vendors face daily on the city’s streets and reveals her own hopes and aspirations as an immigrant worker, mother, activist and community organizer.


Zahida Pirani is an independent filmmaker who produced and directed the short documentary “Judith: Portrait of a Street Vendor.” She studied non-action filmmaking at Columbia University as a Charles H. Revson Fellowship in 2009-10. Zahida’s work is informed by her experience as a community organizer, having organized for many years around immigrant and worker rights issues in New York City. She is the former Director of the New York Civic Participation Project (NYCPP), a project of La Fuente Inc., which is a community-labor collaboration that works with various immigrant rights organizations and labor unions in New York and surrounding areas.

Zahida has taught as an adjunct professor at CUNY’s Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. She holds a Bachelors degree from U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the New School for Social Research.

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  1. I photographed a fundraising conference here recently. What a wonderful place for photos. I almost always hate being anywhere at 6am, but this breakfast event proved an exception. The manger and his staff at venue NYC were extremely professional.