Michael Glawogger, Austria/Germany 2005, 122′
MON 21 JULY, 6.30pm
Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Free admission & non-ticketed
Is heavy manual labor disappearing or is it just becoming invisible? Where can we still find it in the 21st century? Workingman’s Death follows the trail of the heroes in the illegal mines of the Ukraine, sniffs out ghosts among the sulfur workers in Indonesia, finds itself face to face with lions at a slaughterhouse in Nigeria, mingles with brothers as they cut a huge oil tanker into pieces in Pakistan, and joins Chinese steel workers in hoping for a glorious future.
This screening is dedicated to the Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger, who sadly passed away in April 2014. He was best known for his documenary films (Megacities 1998, Whore’s Glory 2011), and played a crucial role in Austria’s film-scape. His contribution will not be forgotten.