Unemployment office

People face each other from both sides of a row of desks - unemployed people and their advisors - the benefits payment is at stake. Everyone confronts his own life story to the rigid procedure of bureaucracy.When the welfare state is shrinking away and under threat it means a lot to have a job, employed and unemployed are alike less and less secure.

Anne Schiltz, Charlotte Grégoire, Belgium, 2015, 75 minutes

In an office, a row of desks, with people facing each other. This is where unemployed people come to meet with their advisors. At stake: their benefit payments. Here everyone has to abide by the same rigid procedure and bureaucracy but each has their own life, their own story.This film shows what it means today to have a job, when work is more and more precarious, employed and unemployed alike less and less secure, and the welfare state is shrinking away and under attack.

Directed by: Charlotte Grégoire, Anne Schiltz
Screenplay: Anne Schiltz
Photography: Pierre Choqueux
Sound: Bruno Schweisguth & Jean-François Levillain
Image editing: Thomas Vandecasteele
Sound editing: Jean-François Levillain
Mixing: Jean-François Levillain
Languages: FR
Subtitles: EN
Available formats: Beta Digital, DCP, Digital, DVD, Blu-Ray
Production: EKLEKTIK productions
Coproduction: Wallonie Image Production, RTBF
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Anthropology, Documentary genres, Countries and continents, Europe, Observational film, Work related issues & unemployment, Belgique, Science and Social science, Society, Economy, Exclusion and marginality, Group portrait, Mediation, 2015, Poverty, Belgian society