Labour and Work

Labour and Work

Miguel Eek
Spain
2019
56 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 2:30pm
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 9:00pm

Existential water cooler talk and gallows humour is standard for cemetery workers as they prepare bodies and remove old caskets from tombs, while playfully discussing the afterlife, armageddon, and the benefits of cremation. Director Miguel Eek asks us to abandon sentimentality in order to ponder the more functional aspects of death.

Sidse Torstholm Larsen and Sturla Pilskog
Norway/Greenland/Denmark
2019
77 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 4:45pm

When the small remote town of Maniitsoq, Greenland, is chosen as the site for American aluminum company ALCOA’s new smelting plant, the locals wait with bated breath for construction to begin.

Joseph Hillel
Canada
2018
80 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 5:30pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

City Dreamers offers a glimpse into the careers of four trailblazing urban architects of the 20th century: Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, and Denise Scott Brown. Each of the four boasts an impressive and decades-long career in shaping urban spaces.

Nathalie Berger and Leo David Hyde
New Zealand
2019
70 minutes
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

Call Me Intern calls attention to unpaid labour and new generation of activists who are organizing against, and even suing, some of their former employers.

Christina Tynkevych
Ukraine
2019
85 minutes
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:30pm

This potent study of a group of millennials provides a unique view of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Sami Mermer and Hind Benchekroun
Canada
2018
100 minutes
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 8:30pm

Xalko is a Kurdish village in Turkey — a small, isolated collection of modest houses, ramshackle livestock pens, and scrubby landscape. Director Sami Mermer returns to his hometown to craft an intimate portrait of the women in his family and a place threatened by exodus.

Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
US
2019
115 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:45pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 6:30pm

A post-Fordist drama that provides a gripping and often humorous insider-look at cultural differences between workers, with a sharp-eyed examination of shifting power in the global economy, American Factory follows the revival of an industrial plant in Dayton, Ohio after Fuyao, a Chinese automotive glass company, takes over.

Nelleke Koop
Netherlands
2019
58 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:45pm

What does it mean to be the person responsible for a parent’s care? Nelleke Koop follows three women who care for their aging mothers with dementia while balancing jobs and other family obligations.