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Persister Shorts Program 1: Workforce
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Women’s work has always been ignored, underpaid and taken for granted. Domestic workers, farmers, artists, hairdressers, reindeer herders and strippers remind us that their labour is essential and that as taxpayers, voters and bosses, appreciation of their efforts may come by force.
Film Info
Country Listing:Germany
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Amelie Befeldt
Producer(s):Peter Zorn
Marcie K. Jost
Writer(s):Amelie Befeldt
Editor(s):Amelie Befeldt
Cinematography:Amelie Befeldt
Composer:Marc Cherem
Sound:Christoph Fleischer
Animation:Nick Teplov


Hoping to increase their struggling farm's income, the filmmaker's family adopts a side hustle—selling videos of daily farm life on a stock footage website. But the family, accustomed to working for themselves, chafes at having to overcome camera-shyness, surrender their image rights and abide by someone else's terms and conditions. Is autonomy ever worth giving away, regardless of pay? Angie Driscoll

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