The Employment: A Prize-Winning Animation About Why We’re So Disenchanted with Work Today




What did Argentine filmmaker Santiago Grasso have in mind when he created the prize-winning animation El Empleo (The Employment) five years ago? Was it something about the dehumanizing quality of many jobs in the modern service economy? Or the grim shift towards menial labor after the great recession of 2007-08?  Or, nowadays in 2016, could you see a commentary on the work that will be left once automation finishes displacing living, breathing employees–everyone from burger flippers to hedge fund managers? Robots will do the work, people will be the doormats, and maybe (as Elon Musk suggests) the government can pay us all a bare minimum wage?

The Employment will be added to our collection of Free Animations, a subset of our larger meta list, 4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, Documentaries & More.

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