Free to work

The first article of the Italian Constitution says: "Italy is a democratic Republic founded on labour". Yet what happens when citizens's identity when have to leave, because that work is precisely missing? Labour migrants coming from abroad are always more than just their profession: they are not the "engineer", but the "Italian engineer". And so paradoxically, their italianness is reaffirmed precisely through that work that is missing back home. 'Free to work" retraces what remains of the work that people did, how it is inscribed in their bodies and stuck in their memories. Meet Massimo, Antonio, Maurizio, Paola and many others: nine Italian migrants, all individually interviewed in a grey studio, each one recalling and repeating, as in a theatrical happening, words and gestures of their past jobs. While different temporalities and tones merge, tapping into the humor, poetry and monotony of repetitive mundane activities, these individual stories retrace the transition from manual and material labour to immaterial work.

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Running Time
1 hours 12 minutes
Agnese Cornelio
Letizia Russo, Agnese Cornelio
Italy, Netherlands
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Free to work» (20)

Louis Peters avatar
Louis Peters

This movie is one of the best I've ever seen. I had to watch it several times.

Patrick Newman avatar
Patrick Newman

I saw this movie with my wife and I have to say this was even better than I ever thought possible!

Madison E. avatar
Madison E.

I loved this movie! It was refreshing!

Harry Ford avatar
Harry Ford

I enjoyed the movie! Good acting!

Frank avatar

OMG!!! This movie cannot be simply described in words. Go see this movie guys. Your mind will be blown. I've already seen this movie and looking forward to see it again.

Catherine P. avatar
Catherine P.

Loved this movie. I was not sure at first, but it turned out to be awesome!

Patrick Williams avatar
Patrick Williams

From beginning to end, this movie is amazing. I recommend it enough.

George avatar

Turned out to be a really good movie. I enjoyed it.

Alan V. avatar
Alan V.

I continue to be blown away at how fantastic this film is. It is executed with extreme precision. Every aspect of the film, all the way from visuals to the character development, is masterful.

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Adam Howell

I just watched this movie and really liked it.