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138 Ratings

Workers Leaving the Factory

Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik

Directed by Harun Farocki
Germany, 1995
Short, Documentary


In his documentary essay Harun Farocki explores the Lumière brothers’ Workers Leaving the Factory scene right through the history of film. The result of this effort is a fascinating cinematographic analysis in the medium of cinematography itself.

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Workers Leaving the Factory Directed by Harun Farocki

Critics reviews

…It is precisely in this context that Farocki’s devotion to portraying the labour of image-making, as in Ein Bild or in his essay-filmStilleben (Still Life, 1997), which portrays the processes of advertising photography, gains its significance as a form of oppositional cinema – however muted that opposition might be.
January 01, 2008
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