Award Winner 2020

2020 Healthy Workplaces Film Award winners

Rules of the Assembly Line, at High Speed

Yulia Lokshina  | Germany | 2020 | 92'

A small town in western Germany is the last stop for 26,000 pigs per day and a temporary home for masses of Eastern European temporary workers. The workers of the largest slaughterhouse in the country are fighting for survival, while German activists who stand up for their rights, are fighting against the local authorities. At the same time, Munich high school students are working on the play "Saint Joan of the Stockyards" and trying to grasp the old text and German capitalism of our days. Interwoven with the thoughts of the young people and their examination of the text in the rehearsals, the film deals in various fragments with conditions and facets of temporary work and labour migration in Germany.

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Jonas Heldt | Germany | 2020 | 80'

At Audi in Ingolstadt, 20-year-old Sedanur spends her nights sorting car parts on the assembly line for the robots. In the vast factory as high as a house, forklifts circle each other beneath fluorescent lights and temp workers fight to keep their posts. Times are tough because Audi is about to cut a tenth of its workforce. Sedanur has no desire to find a husband and have children. She wants to buy her own Mercedes-Benz. But when the diesel crisis kicks in, she is one of the first to be let go. 33-year old Eva lives in Amsterdam and likes to ride her bike to work. As a headhunter working for Audi, she is looking for experts to automate some of their logistics that Seda works in. Eva knows that also her own job will be replaced by algorithms, she will be living with her girlfriend in the Caribbean then and not work at all. But Eva has more in common with Seda than at first glance.

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