The Future of Work and Death

Sean Blacknell, Wayne Walsh

Imagine a life without work. According to the scientists in this documentary, we’ll be busy making a life instead of making a living in the foreseeable future, thanks to automation. What will we do with our days? Will working less mean living more? And if so, will this count for all of humanity, or just a lucky few?
The Future of Work and Death confronts us with two sides of the same technological coin: the utopian as well as the dystopian future implied by these developments. Either way, human ingenuity seems to be a natural extension of our own evolution. Instead of visualising our impending future, this documentary combines statements from a wide range of specialists with archival footage taken from the open-source Prelinger Archives. This complementary approach thus also urges us to look back on how we got into this situation.

Screenings

  • LantarenVenster 6
    English subtitles
    Tue 31 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 1
    English subtitles
    Wed 1 Feb Buy
  • KINO 2
    English subtitles
    Sat 4 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Sean Blacknell, Wayne Walsh
Country
United Kingdom, Germany, USA, Uganda
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
88’
Language
English
Producer
Sean Blacknell, Wayne Walsh
Production Company
Gadfly Productions UK
Sales
Gadfly Productions UK
Writer
Sean Blacknell, Wayne Walsh
Cinematography
Martin Warrilow, Daniel McPake
Editor
Wayne Walsh
Sound Design
Paul Brookes
Music
Sean Blacknell
Website
www.thefutureofworkanddeath.com