Working Class Heroes

Imagining a modern world without this phenomenon is impossible. Work can be beloved, as well as really boring. Work may be illegal, or there may be no work at all. What does it mean “to work”, and does the work really make us humans?

60 KILOS OF NOTHING 27’ Piotr Domalewski Poland 2017

A cold morning in an opencast ore mine. Krzysztof is starting his first day as a manager. To survive in this community of physical labourers, where he’s patently a fish out of water, he plans to maintain discipline with an iron hand. But an unexpected accident with one of the workers as the victim puts his moral principles to the ultimate test. He comes to understand that it’s easy to be firm in favourable circumstances, but hard to oppose wrongdoing when the consequences might prove tragic.

 

LVIV-INTERVISION 14’ Stanislav Menzelevskyi, Anna Onufriienko,  Elias Parvulesco, Lucya Zoria Ukraine 2018

This audio-visual research illuminates the first decades of the mass distribution of Ukrainian television. One of the centers of this expansion was Lviv, where a factory of television equipment was created in 1957, and the first Ukrainian television “Lviv” released. Television brought the ceremoniality of military parades, the excitement of sports competitions, the cleverness of intellectual games and the sublimity cosmic spaces into each home. At the same time, the practice of television watching shaped a completely new type of individual: inspired, informed, but also passive, atrophied, and unable to articulate their own political position.

 

(FOOL TIME) JOB 16’ Gilles Cuvelier France  2017

Pedro has found a job. A rare occurence in this period of recession. That’s good news for him and his family. It’s true that the job is rather strange… But the important thing is to have a job. Isn’t it?

 

CUT 18’ Eva Sigurdardottir Iceland 2017

After being the victim of revenge porn, 17-year-old Chloe decides to enter a Fitness Model competition in order to change her image. But once at the competition she realises that her slutty image will be difficult to shed. How far will she go to redefine herself and regain control?

 

MAYDAY 22’ Fedrik De Beul Belgium 2017

In Thierry’s living room, several people have gathered. None of them know each other but they are all there to try and fulfil the same dream. They want to find a job… and quickly. But we’re in Brussels, so nothing goes quite as planned.

 

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