A New Shift

(Nová šichta)

“From miner to programmer” reads a tempting headline, but does this idea have a chance of success? After 25 years underground, a laid-off worker seeks a new way of life.

Tomáš Hisem is one of many laid-off miners. People around think him a lost cause. Journalists already waited for him and his colleagues in front of the closed mine as they left their last shift – his apparent hopelessness and uselessness for the rest of his life is a curious tale for them. But Tomáš has a plan. He enrols in a programming course, cuts his long hair and moves. A new life begins. Documentarist Jindřich Andrš follows him every step of the way. Has Tomáš, invited by the media to talk about his progress, become a mascot of a dysfunctional system, as his former colleagues accuse him? Or will his efforts and energy pay off?

About the film

Director: Jindřich Andrš
Czech Republic
2020 | 91 min.

Language: Czech

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech distribution premiere

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Director

Jindřich Andrš

Filmography
2020 - A New Shift
2017 - The Last Shift of Thomas Hisem
2016 - Mike and his ultras

Jindřich Andrš

Screenings

15. 05. 20:00 Jeden svět živě: Stream
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
DiscussionJindřich Andrš, director
Tomáš Ervín Dombrovský, labor market analyst, LMC s.r.o.
Tomáš Hisem, protagonist
18. 05. 21:00 Liberec: Lidové sady Liberec
21. 05. 20:00 Ústí nad Labem: Veřejný sál Hraničář
22. 05. 20:00 Tábor: divadelní kavárna OSKAR KAFE
26. 05. 20:30 Praha: Kinská
CSL Interpretation Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
DiscussionJindřich Andrš, director
27. 05. 21:15 Boskovice: Letní kino Boskovice
05. 06. 20:30 Ústí nad Orlicí: Letní kino – park u Roškotova divadla
06. 06. 19:00 Ostrava: Kino Etáž
06. 06. 20:30 Brno: Kino Art

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