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)