Documentary, Festivals, Film
Jan 24, 2023

Vivica Fox urges Americans to understand the importance of skilled trade jobs at the World Premiere of ‘Skilled’ at Sundance Film Festival

Vivica Fox stepped out on the Red Carpet for the world premiere of Skilled, at the Sundance Film Festival, and made sure her voice was heard.

Skilled is a new documentary film from 3M that celebrates the modern skilled trade workforce through the eyes of inspiring individuals who break the mold while pursuing the careers of their dreams. The film features four trade workers: a plumber, fall protection specialist, welder, and film gaffer—at various stages in their careers, highlighting the exciting and meaningful opportunities offered within the trades. 

PARK CITY, UTAH – JANUARY 22: Vivica A. Fox attends the VIP media screening of “Skilled,” the new documentary film from 3M, at an officially sanctioned event of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2023 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for 3M)

“I’m honored to host our first screening of Skilled. I have my own personal connections to those who work in the trades, as my oldest brother became a skilled worker after leaving the army and my niece has held various skilled labor positions. It is truly a pleasure to help showcase these subjects’ personal journeys through this beautiful film,” said Fox.

Skilled works to address misperceptions that may be preventing more people from entering vital trade careers. These misperceptions could be attributed to a limited understanding of the job opportunities included in these fields and the benefits these professions offer. By highlighting four tradespeople, Skilled showcases the diversity and breadth of trade jobs, and how workers can find personal fulfillment and professional success. The talented workers highlighted in the film include:

Skilled is directed by documentary filmmaker Julio Palacio and produced by Christine Arena (Let Science Speak, Not the Science Type). Produced by 3M and Generous Films, the documentary aims to spark a deeper conversation about the realities of the skilled trades and address the image problem that discourages the younger generation from pursuing them.