International documentary film festival
April 14 - 21, 2024
Kaptol Boutique Cinema, Zagreb

After Work (After Work)

Erik Gandini

After Work

Our society is a work society. From childhood we are taught to be result oriented and competitive. As automation and artificial intelligence exceed human capacity, we will be forced to rethink the role work plays in our lives: the majority of jobs that exist today could vanish in a few decades. The debate about the consequences of this has been dominated by technology experts and economists and often painted as a sci-fi dystopia. What is absent is the human perspective, in the sense of a look at what this will mean to us as human beings. With characters and narratives across four continents, the film seeks an existential answer to what work means today, what things could be like in the future and what will happen to us when we don’t work.

Sweden, Italy, Norway 2023, '81

DIRECTOR: Erik Gandini

CAMERA: Fredrik Wenzel

MONTAGE: Johan Söderberg

MUSIC: Johan Söderberg

PRODUCERS: Jesper Kurlandsky

PRODUCTION: Fasad Production AB


CPH:DOX (2023) 
Visions du Réel (2023)

Erik Gandini

Erik Gandini

Erik Gandini, born in 1967, Sweden, is a director, producer, and writer. He has directed numerous films and documentaries highlighting Sacrificio: Who Betrayed Che Guevara? co-directed with Tarik Saleh, Surplus. Terrorized Into Being Consumers awarded in IDFA and Videocracy, award winning in Toronto and Sheffield, amongst others. ZagrebDox screened most of his films in different programs, Retrospective program included, and Gandini held the Masterclass at 12th festival edition. He is one of the founders of the Swedish production company Atmo.


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