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.
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?