Person standing by the sea in winter clothing with waves and birds.

Limits of Europe

(Hranice Evropy)

7 years ago, journalist Saša Uhlová described poor working conditions in the Czech Republic. In a follow-up to this project, she reports on modern forms of exploitation in Western Europe.

When Saša Uhlová tried poorly rated jobs in the Czech Republic in 2017, she learned that economic migrants from abroad were facing the worst conditions of all. In this continuation of her project, she finds herself in their position as she works on a German farm, in an Irish hotel, or in elderly care in France. A cheap and replaceable worker in the eyes of her employers, she keeps a diary and records everything on a hidden camera. But the overworked journalist is running out of strength: she would rather be at home with her family, just like her co-workers. The film delivers a personal testimony of economic inequality and the high price of Western prosperity.

Kolárovo divadlo, Jiráskova 151, Police nad Metují

TitleLimits of Europe
Original TitleHranice Evropy
Original LanguageCzech, English
Zněníoriginal audio, children’s films dubbed in Czech
Subtitles Czech subtitles, select films have descriptive Czech or English subtitles (look for the accessibility icons next to each screening)
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2024
Country of OriginCzech Republic, France
Length98 min.
Tags Work, Europe
Director Apolena Rychlíková

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