Body of Work

Workers Leaving the Factory

Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik
Harun Farocki
1995 • Germany • 36’
Portuguese Premiere

“The first film ever projected is listed under the title The Workers Leaving the Factory. Chaplin played a worker, and Marilyn Monroe once exited the gate of a fish factory… but the workers’ film has not become a main genre in film history. Most films begin when the work is over. I have collected images from several countries and many decades expressing the idea ‘exiting the factory’, both staged and documentary.” – Harun Farocki

Body of Work