A Glimpse Inside CamperForce, Amazon’s Disposable Retiree Laborers

A Glimpse Inside CamperForce, Amazon’s Disposable Retiree Laborers
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In September, Jessica Bruder’s Nomadland took us inside one of the strangest and most cutthroat of Amazon’s business practices: CamperForce. Composed almost entirely of retirees living out of motorhomes performing seasonal labour, CamperForce workers are expected to perform physically demanding tasks despite their advanced age.

The story of CamperForce has now been adapted into an excellent mini-documentary, directed by Brett Story and executive produced by Laura Poitras of Citizenfour fame, and includes hidden camera footage taken by Bruder from inside Amazon’s facilities in the US.