FxIW - Week 2: Clock in, Clock Out Series 1

  • Short
  • 2 Episodes

The world looks very different from the night shift. Two wry and empathetic portraits of female cleaners offer new perspectives on the peculiar dynamics of shift work.

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.

Episodes

15m
Fannie's Film

Fannie’s Film Fronza Woods 1979, US, 15 mins 65-year-old Fannie, a cleaning lady at a New York City gym, tells us about her life, dreams and aspirations, in this quietly compelling character study.

1h 42m
La Camarista

La Camarista (The Chambermaid) Lila Avilés 2018, Mexico, 102 mins A conscientious chambermaid pushes herself to the limits for a promotion in this darkly funny capitalist satire set in a glamorous Mexico City hotel.