Michael Glawogger’s Workingman’s Death at the Commonwealth FTF

Workingman’s Death, the second part of Michael Glawogger’s documentary trilogy dealing with contemporary urban life stories about poverty, working conditions and prostitution will be screened during the Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival, taking place in Glasgow from the 17th till the 27th of July.


The Austrian director, who died tragically two months ago while filming in Africa, portrays the inadequacies of the urban jungle in the megapolises of Asia. Workingman’s Death goes to Indonesia, Pakistan, China, Nigeria and Ukraine to explore the working environment in various locations and professions. It creates a collage of the most characteristic elements of the south-Asian grand production for worldwide export as opposed to the massive unemployment and the preservation of dying professions.

The screening will take place at our main venue at Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Centre (9 University Avenue, G12 8QQ) on the 21st of July at 18:30. The screening is not ticketed and admission free.

The screening of Workingman’s Death will be accompanied by the short film “Wealth of a Nation” from the Scottish Screen Archive, film partner of The Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival.