Described on IMDB as “A documentary on the extremes to which workers will go to earn a living”, the film won the Grierson Award at the British Film Institute Awards in 2005 and was nominated for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary by the Director’s Guild of America in 2007.
According to the Filmhouse website:
Veteran filmmaker Martin Glawogger’s Workingman’s Death is a lyrical tribute, in five parts, to the dignity of hard labour, featuring the coal miners of the Ukraine; the Sulphur miners of Indonesia; the slaughterhouse workers of Nigeria; the ship wreckers of Pakistan and the steelworkers of mainland China. Wolfgang Thaler’s cinematography fully amplifies the physical extremes of the work, whilst John Zorn’s avant-garde score provides a degree of unity to the proceedings, and the epilogue in a German steelworks-turned-leisure park emphasises the decline of physical labour in the West.
After the screening director Martin Glawogger will participate in a question and answer session.
Date/Time: Saturday 19 January 2008 at 13:00