VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik

V' 14

Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik

Workers Leaving the Factory

Harun Farocki
D, 1995
36min, English version

© Harun Farocki Filmproduktion © Harun Farocki Filmproduktion © Harun Farocki Filmproduktion

Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik

Harun Farocki
D, 1995
, 36min, English version

Contributors: 
Assistance
Jörg Becker
Commentary
Harun Farocki
Narrator
Harun Farocki
Screenplay: 
Harun Farocki
Editor: 
Max Reimann

Production: 
Harun Farocki Filmproduktion
WDR
ORF
Lapsus
Drift
Format: 
BetaSP
Color and Black/White

The first film ever projected is listed under the title THE WORKERS LEAVING THE FACTORY, but the workers’ film has not become a main genre in film history. The space in front of the gate is far from being a preferred cinematic location. I have collected images from several countries and many decades expressing the idea “exiting the factory”, both staged and documentary – as if the the time has come to collect film-sequences, in the way words are brought together in a dictionary. (Harun Farocki)