The Blind Labourer

Direction
Year 
2016
Country
  • United Kingdom 
Runtime
27min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

The Blind Labourer examines the similarities and contrasts within the whaling and lumber industry. It edits together archive footage of labourers in the forests, at sea and in factories, felling trees, cutting whales and developing their multiple products for society and scientific studies.

Text appears as subtitles throughout the film, written in the first person by an ambiguous whaler who comes to meet a blind lumberjack, fascinated by whales.

The film rejects the idea that beings can be ranked according to their relative value, and explores each micro and macro forms' effect on one other.

Details

  • Original Title
    The Blind Labourer
  • Direction
  • Editing
    Jessica Sarah Rinland
  • Sound
    Chris Watson, Edward A. Guy
  • Runtime
    27 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White

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