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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.

This video that deals with capitalism, essay, film, history, industry, labour and narration was presented at Grand Union, Birmingham as part of ‘Pavilion Screening 23/11/11’. Other artists included were Adrianna Palazzolo, David Spraggs and Tom Crawford.