FxIW - Week 1: Doubleshift Series 1

  • Short
  • 3 Episodes

Care work is real work. A programme of compelling shorts exploring feminised labour and the blurred lines between work and home.

**punch in / out: iterations of labour **is a season exploring how the world of work intersects with class, race and gender. Inspired by the profound political and personal repercussions of the pandemic, this programme uses shorts, features and archive to delve into key issues facing women in the workforce today. A range of female filmmakers from around the world offer an insight into how past inequalities shape our present-day experiences of work, but they also offer glimpses of hope. Through small rebellions, large-scale collective action or just the simple act of telling their own stories, these women demonstrate how even in the face of cold hard capitalism, resistance is always possible.


Home and Dry?

Home and Dry? Leeds Animation Workshop 1987, UK, 8 mins Four women discuss their housing situations, uncovering in the process a shared, unspoken experience of homelessness.

A Question of Choice

A Question of Choice Sheffield Film Coop 1982, UK, 18 mins An insight into the decisions – or lack of decisions – faced by working class women torn between their jobs and their families.

District Nurse

District Nurse Sarah Erulkar 1952, UK, 27 mins A charming portrait of a typical day for two dedicated nurses – who are also housemates – as they attend to their duties in a small rural community.