Workers Leaving the Factory

Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik
Harun Farocki
36 min.
  • Synopsis

In his documentary essay of the same title, Harun Farocki explores this scene right through the history of film. The result of this effort is a fascinating cinematographic analysis in the medium of cinematography itself, ranging in scope from Chaplin’s Modern Times to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis to Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Accattone!. Farocki’s film shows that the Lumière brothers’ sequence already carries within itself the germ of a foreseeable social development: the eventual disappearance of this form of industrial labor.

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7 December 2018
Auditorium IFI-LIP
4:30 pm