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Harun Farocki — Arbeiter verlassen di Fabrik (Workers leaving the factory)
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Harun Farocki’s 1995 video charts the history of workers appearing in film across the decades. Starting with the first film ever shot, showing the workers leaving the Lumiere Brothers’ factory, the video essay becomes a tacit expose of a history of employer/employee relations.

Presented alongside Adrianna Palazzolo, David Spraggs and Tom Crawford, this video addresses themes of capitalism, essay, film, history, industry, labour and narration. Shown as part of ‘Pavilion Screening 23/11/11’, Grand Union, Birmingham.