Tue Oct 24, 6:30 PM
Director: Erik Gandini
Italy, Norway, Sweden
81 minutes
MA 15+

A thought-provoking, globe-hopping look at work/life balance.

Do we draw too much of our identity and meaning from work? What will happen when technology takes over the majority of jobs in the next few decades? Are we ready, socially and economically, for mass unemployment? This provocative but thoughtful documentary probes these questions and more as it sweeps four continents, interviewing the likes of Elon Musk and Noam Chomsky, to scrutinise contrasting approaches to both work and leisure. From South Korean office workers slogging 120 hours a week, to Kuwaiti public servants guaranteed a job for life where there is literally nothing to do, After Work lifts existential anxieties to the surface with calm, cinematic grace.

“An intelligent but disturbing look at how the world of work may look in the future.” (Modern Times Review)

“A perceptive film with an X-ray eye for details, shot through with dark, existentialist humour.” (CPH:DOX)

Before After Work
Join us for a free Q&A before the screening presented by Teamgage with Sarah Longbottom (former acting South Australian Skills Commissioner), Rhonda Brighton-Hall (CEO, mwah) and Professor Ruth Rentschler OAM (Professor Arts & Cultural Leadership, UniSA), to explore the potential and the perils of rapid technological advancement, changing worldwide demographics, and the looming spectre of unemployment from automation.

Q&A Details: 5.15pm, Smokelovers, 244 Rundle St followed by After Work screening at Palace Nova Eastend at 6.30pm
Register here

Premiere Australian Premiere
Film Type Feature Documentary
Program Strand Change Award
Language English
Subtitles English
Director Erik Gandini
Producer Jesper Kurlandsky
Cinematographer Fredrik Wenzel
Editor Johan Söderberg
Genre Documentary, Human Rights, Political, Social Issue