Coal India

India a carbone

Western society may be depicted as a society of immaterial work, in which physical work is being substituted by machines and the digital. This leads to the question of whether places of "pure" physical work still exist. So where is authentic, physical and dirty work still to be found? In the coalfields near Dhanbad, India people work under pre-industrial conditions: an heaviest physical labour which becomes increasingly invisible, and disregarded within current social discourses, in our technologized 21st century.A meeting with director Felix RÁ¶ben will be held after the showing.

Film submission

26° Festival


05 June - 11 June 2023

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