Since the Nazis infamously used Manchester Liberalism-apologist Heinrich Beta’s dictum Labour Liberates at the gates of several concentration and extermination camps, work has lost all positive values and connotations. What now? Hewers, loaders, hurriers, etc., in the Neves-Corvo mine see this matter differently from, say, priest António Vaz Pinto or critic/historian Paulo Varela Gomes.

The other films shown within Early Works

International title
Work Liberates?
Filmmaker
Edgar Pêra
Country
Portugal
Year
1993
Medium
DCP
Length
25’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Catarina Santos
Production Company
Núcleo Cineastas Independentes
Sales
Edgar Pêra
Cinematography
Laurent Simões
Editor
Edgar Pêra
Music
Tiago Lopes