Post-Work: Framing Labour in Post-Industrial Europe

Film Screening and Q&A with film director.

We are delighted to announce the first screening in our season of work-related films, Complicit (2017). The film will be followed by a Q&A session with its director, Heather White. The screening draws on a university-wide collaboration with support from Centre for Global Development, Centre for World Cinema and School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.

Complicit is proving to be a powerful visual tool in the modern slavery debates, as workers are being exposed to life-threatening chemicals without their knowledge or training’.

More information about the film

‘Post-Work: Framing Labour in Post-Industrial Europe’ is an AHRC-funded project led by researchers in Languages, Cultures and Societies (Sarah Waters, Matthew John, Carmina Gustran) and aims to build collaboration between researchers, filmmakers and trade unions in order to explore the work that film can do in framing and helping to transform conditions of post-industrial labour.

The project investigates the role of cinema in reflecting the systemic and international dimensions of contemporary labour conditions, thereby opening up a space for discussion on new forms of mobilisation that can contribute to social change and global justice.

All welcome.