UPCOMING EVENTS

punch in / out: iterations of labour

A 4-part programme presented in partnership with Femspectives

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punch in / out: iterations of labour is a season exploring how the world of work intersects with class, race and gender.

For many of us, the experience of the past 18 months has profoundly changed the way we feel about work. Yet the dramatic personal, political and economic consequences of the pandemic did not come out of nowhere. As these films demonstrate, the roots of our current crises run deep.

In punch in/out, we use shorts, features and archive to delve into key issues facing women in the workforce today. From a luxury hotel in Mexico City to a school canteen in Sheffield, a garment factory in Dhaka to a Manhattan gym, these films span geographies and histories but are connected by a shared fascination with the working lives of women. These filmmakers show us how a legacy of inequality shapes our present-day experiences of work, but they also offer glimpses of hope. Through small rebellions, large-scale collective action or just the simple act of telling their own stories, these women demonstrate how even in the face of cold hard capitalism, resistance is always possible. 

Special thank you to STUC Women’s Committee who consulted and shaped this programme through sharing intimate testimony on the issues their current membership is facing.

Thank you to Film Hub Scotland for supporting this project!

All films in the programme have been subtitled and captioned by AB Silvera, Emilia Beatriz, Nicole O’Reilly and Sarya Wu. 

 

One programme will be released each week between 22 September – 13 October and available to watch on a sliding scale basis.

Programme 1: Double Shift

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Care work is real work. A programme of compelling shorts exploring feminised labour and the blurred lines between work and home.

22 September 2021: In-person screening at Glasgow Film Theatre Tickets here

22 - 24 September 2021: Available to stream via Indy-on-Demand here 

Programme 2: Clock In Clock Out

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The world looks very different from the night shift. Two wry and empathetic portraits of female cleaners offer new perspectives on the peculiar dynamics of shift work.

 

29 September 2021: In-person screening at Glasgow Film Theatre Tickets here 

29 September – 1 October 2021: Available to stream via Indy-on-Demand here 

Programme 3: Payslip

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Sometimes silence is not an option. A pioneering activist filmmaker and present-day Bangladeshi garment workers are united by shared feminist solidarity.

 

13 October 2021: In-person screening at Glasgow Film Theatre Tickets here

13-15 October 2021: Available to stream via Indy-on-Demand here 

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Programme 4: Collectivisation

There’s strength in numbers. In West Germany, factory workers rebel against their bosses, while in South Carolina Black female hospital workers strike at a crucial historical moment.

 

13 October 2021: In-person screening at Glasgow Film Theatre Tickets here

13-15 October 2021: Available to stream via Indy-on-Demand here

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Online panel discussion: punch in / out

Thursday, 14 October 2021: Online panel discussion – Free, but registration required via Eventbrite. Click here to sign up!

More info to follow soon.