The Limits of Work

The Limits of Work

Český žurnál - Hranice práce
Apolena Rychlíková
Czech Republic | 2017 | 71 min.


Category: Czech Competition

Language: Czech

Subtitles: English

The Limits of Work

Journalist Saša Uhlová set off to study the working conditions of the worst paid jobs in the Czech Republic first hand. What are all the places where employers violate the Labour Code?

A Motol laundromat, the Vodňanská poultry company, a supermarket, a razor blade factory and a waste sorting room. Saša Uhlová spent about a month in each job, enough to discover that people on a minimum wage do not lead very happy lives. They spend almost all their time at work, do overtime, weekend and night shifts, never take breaks, and often work when sick. Lunch or a tram ride are luxuries they can't afford. Poverty is just one aspect of their suffering. This documentary film by Apolena Rychlíková won the 2017 Czech Documentary Film Award at the International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava and also took the Audience Award.

Journalist Saša Uhlová set off to study the working conditions of the worst paid jobs in the Czech Republic first hand. What are all the places where employers violate the Labour Code?

A Motol laundromat, the Vodňanská poultry company, a supermarket, a razor blade factory and a waste sorting room. Saša Uhlová spent about a month in each job, enough to discover that people on a minimum wage do not lead very happy lives. They spend almost all their time at work, do overtime, weekend and night shifts, never take breaks, and often work when sick. Lunch or a tram ride are luxuries they can't afford. Poverty is just one aspect of their suffering. This documentary film by Apolena Rychlíková won the 2017 Czech Documentary Film Award at the International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava and also took the Audience Award.

Apolena Rychlíková

Filmography
2017 - The Limits of Work
2014 - Neskloň se!
2014 - If Adolf Hitler Lived There Would Be No Rights for Gypsies
2013 - Expremiéři - Mirek Topolánek

Sales

Petra Štovíková
Česká televize
e-mail: petra.stovikova@ceskatelevize.cz

Projection

08. 03. 17:30 Municipal Library - Small Hall Discussion Tickets
11. 03. 13:00 Ponrepo Discussion Tickets
14. 03. 20:30 Kino 35 Discussion Tickets

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