[After Work], directed by Erik Gandini, Sweden / Italy / Denmark 2023, 81' (English friendly)
Are we ready for a world without work? Or are we unable to imagine life without it? With a sense of humour, master of documentary film Erik Gandini (Videocracy, The Swedish Theory of Love) takes on scientists’ predictions that in a few decades, machines will replace us in most tasks. He sets off on a journey around the world to better understand the importance of work in our lives.
In Kuwait, he discovers that it’s everyone’s right to work, so at some places there are 20 people employed at one job with nothing to do. In South Korea, a 14-hour working day is the norm and a sign of respect. In the United States, each year workers give up more than half a billion hours of leave for fear of losing their jobs. Subversive and acute, Gandini is once again winning the audiences: After Work was the most popular film of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity and CPH:DOX festivals.