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The Happy Worker, or How Work Was Sabotaged

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Canadian Premiere

Keynote Speaker: Liudmila (Lucy) Jdanova, Department of Psychology, KPU

 


John Webster explores how the workplace has transformed to the point where the very idea of productive work appears to be the last thing on people’s minds. How did we reach this point? The simple, straightforward notion of work has been hijacked by senseless jargon, endless meetings about nothing, and activities that appear to go against the possibility of a successful, satisfying workday. With commentaries by the late, great anthropologist and activist David Graeber, psychologist and pioneer of burnout research Christina Maslach, and a variety of office workers and executives, Webster not only explores an environment that results in lower productivity, but a culture of silence that accompanies it. Provocative and frequently hilarious, The Happy Worker, or How Work Was Sabotaged is a white-collar call-to-arms.

Director

John Webster

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Country of Origin

Finland

Year

2022

Language

English

19+
80 min

Book Tickets

Friday February 24

7:20 pm
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Producer

Marko Talli

Screenwriter

Eveliina Kantola, John Webster

Cinematography

Jarkko T. Laine, Sun Kim

Editor

Kimmo Taavila

Original Music

Olav Øyehaug