Round table | Women in Film, Women at Work

Cinema has portrayed women working from the beginning, but the worker has taken the form of a male figure. Understanding the specific struggles and achievements of women in their fight for the re-signification of labour done by women has become more complex through images and representations that filmmakers, often women, have constructed throughout time. Looking at the selection for this year’s Healthy Workplaces Film Award, we discuss how women have been represented in film as workers, the fights and collective struggles, and how diversified portrayals can call for a broader discussion and understanding.

In partnership with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.
The session will be preceded by a breakfast reception.
The session will be held in English, with no translation.
Free admission.

12 Oct — 10:30 / 120’
Goethe Institut




Alex Gerbaulet

(Germany | Sun Under Ground)

Artist, filmmaker and producer. Since 2014, she has been part of the production platform pong film. In her artistic work she explores, among other things, the imageability of reality and memory. Her films move between video art, essay and documentary film, between activist impetus and fictionalizing reflection. Her recent films include: The Sleeper (2018), as well as Depth of Field (2017) and Sun Under Ground (2022) both co-directed with Mareike Bernien.

Camille Hardman

(Australia, USA | Still Working 9 to 5)

Camille has been producing documentaries and TV series in her native Australia and Los Angeles. Five years ago, she created the popular series Restored, which has spread the importance of restoration around the globe. Camille produced and directed documentaries that have screened on many networks, including Discovery, Lifetime, TruTV, National Geographic, ABC and Channel 7, and her documentaries have been accepted into acclaimed international film festivals.

Diana Toucedo

(Spain | Tattooed on Our Eyes We Carry the Aftertaste)

Filmmaker and editor at the intersection between film and research. Her work has been selected in film festivals such as Berlinale, San Sebastian, São Paulo and Doclisboa. Edited more than 25 feature films, which have premiered and won awards at Rotterdam, Cannes Critic’s Week or Moscow. Also edited series for Netflix, HBO and Movistar. Teaches at the Pompeu Fabra University and at the Netherlands Film Academy. Is pursuing a Ph.D. in practice-based communication.

Iván Mora Manzano

(Equador | The Beach of Enchaquirados)

His first work as a director, Silencio Nuclear (2002), was shown at the 59th Venice Film Festival, in the New Territories section. His second short film, Vida del Ahorcado (2004), was shown at the 67th Locarno Film Festival in the Filmmaker’s Academy exhibition.


Fernanda Polacow

(MUTIM – Mulheres Trabalhadoras das Imagens em Movimento)