Future Work

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THEMATIC SHORTS #1 – FUTURE WORK
3 PM | LADY OF THE LAKE THEATRE | THURS, JULY 25 | 68m

Reflections on labour and identity under peak capitalism and premonitions of the precarity to come.  These six short films bring us to the corners of the Earth, searching for what is lost in the unstoppable march of what we call progress.

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Alternating Current still imageAlternating Current
dir. Rowan Gray
2018 | Manitoba | 7 min.

A woman aging out of a thankless job faces a life of poverty after being suddenly stripped of her hard-earned pension.

 

 

 

In Dog Year's I'm Dead still imageIn Dog Years I’m Dead
dir. Kenji Ouellet
2018 | Germany | 13 min.

Taking the body politics and the fate of children in ballet as a starting point, the film raises issues going beyond the dance world.

 

 

 

Still image from Foreign QuartersFOREIGN QUARTERS (异乡居所)
dir. Rajee Samarasinghe
2017 | Sri Lanka / China | 15 min.

The condition of distance, genetic to the ethnographic image, traces the elusive qualities of my mother’s past and persona as a woman of partial Chinese heritage.

 

 

 

Still image from HunterHunter: When the dogs are gone,
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(Piniartoq :Qimmeerukkaluarpat)

dir. Frederik Wolff
2018 | Denmark / Greenland | 10 min.

Far up the Greenland East coast a young aspiring hunter, 23 year-old Martin Madsen still uses his sled dogs for hunting seals and polar bears as they have always done in his family. But times are changing in Greenland and the sled dogs are slowly dying out. From his remote village Ittoqqortoormiit, Martin asks himself what the future holds for him and his dogs.

 

 

Still image from Being and BecomingBeing and Becoming
dir. Maite Abella
2019 | Netherlands | 9 min.

When I was seventeen, a fortune teller told me: “ You will enter the world of art through the main door”. She was right, I work in one of the most admired museums in the world. Just that my job is not exactly what I expected.

 

 

 

Still Image from Couleur du Moment RobotCouleur du Moment
dir. Jeremy Sandor
2018 | Canada | 14 min.

A colour forecasting agency documents its human employees on their last day at the office.