THE LIMITS OF WORK

Almost one fifth of Czechs work for less than 83 crowns per hour. There is a specific label for them: working poor people. The journalist Saša Uhlová goes to various places in the country to investigate poorly paid jobs to describe the working conditions in the current Czech Republic. She worked with a hidden camera in her glasses for a month in a hospital laundry room, a poultry house, a supermarket checkout, and for a couple of weeks at brigades – in a razor blades factory and sorted waste factory. Her reports (titled Heroes of Capitalist Work) have been published in September on A2larm.cz. During the research, she was accompanied by a film crew of Apolena Rychliková. They captured Saša Uhlová in various personal situations and showed people how she was dealing with a cycle of work, team changes, poor working conditions and separation from the family. Combination of filmed material and takes from hidden cameras created the film “The Limits of Work” for a cycle of author’s documents Czech Journal.

Country

Czech Republic

Year

2017

Genre

Documentary

Duration

70 min

Director

Apolena Rychlikova

Written By

Apolena Rychlikova

Camera

Jan Sipek

Editing

Katerina Krutska-Vrbova

Production

Czech Television

When

21 September 2020, 20:30

Where

Prime Minister's Office Lawn

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