THOSE WHO WORK / CEUX QUI TRAVAILLENT

SYNOPSIS

Frank, a man of action who worked his way up all by himself, dedicates his life to work. No matter the place or the circumstances, be it day or night, he’s on the phone, handling the cargo ships he charters for major companies. But when he has to deal with a crisis situation, Frank makes a brutal decision and gets fired. Profoundly shaken, betrayed by a system to which he gave his all, he has to progressively question himself to save the one connection that still matters to him: the bond he’s managed to maintain with his youngest daughter, Mathilde.

2019 Saas Fee Filmfest Winner for Best Feature Film

2019 Swiss Film Prize Winner for Best Screenplay

Directed By: Antoine Russbach
Country: Belgium / France / Switzerland
Year: 2016
Runtime: 71 minutes
Language: French / English
Rating: NC16

SCREENING INFO

Stream Online
22nd May 2021 (Mon) to 30th May 2021 (Sun)**

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*Online film screening is only available for 48 hours upon activation
**Feature film must be watched by 30th May 2021 (Sun), 11.59pm

PANEL CONVERSATION

Mental Health At The Workplace

“How much is too much?”
“I really need a break but… How do I sound it out?”
“Am I really abused or am I just weak?”

These are difficult (yet not uncommon) situations we face at work, but our workplace culture may not necessarily provide safe spaces for such conversations.

When most of us spend more than 50% of our waking hours at work, it is not surprising to learn why workplace environments are such huge predictors of mental health outcomes. While it is heartening to learn that workplace wellness has gradually been included in agendas of governments and businesses – we want to move beyond “trendy” discussions to realistically conceptualise, implement, and evaluate policy options. Even amongst companies who have introduced counselling benefits as part of workers’ welfare, such provisions are arguably only effective to the extent to which they are utilised. Unfortunately for many, the overhanging stigma surrounding help-seeking, and its associations with weakness and shame, continue to make distress something difficult to sound out.

COVID-19 and its demands for innovation have provided us with an invaluable opportunity to re-think work and mental health. In this panel conversation, we will explore what businesses (whether as employees, employers, or HR) can do to affect positive changes at the workplace. Specifically, we will learn about existing approaches taken by companies, and deliberate on their efficacy and scalability. In addition, the panel will also explore concrete steps we can take to safeguard the mental well-being of both ourselves and our fellow co-workers.

TIME & LOCATION

Live Stream on watch.smhff.com^
28th May 2021 (Fri) | 8.00pm ^^

^Only available for Virtual Pass holders
^^Live stream starts strictly at 8.00pm. A recorded version will be available by the end of recording day until 31st May (Mon), 11.59pm.

SHORT FILM PAIRING

Box Office Smash

SYNOPSIS

The story of Office Man, who works in a box. He seems content fulfilling the requirements of his daily routine, until a computer error changes everything.

Box Office Smash is the winner of 14 awards, 10 nominations and 5 Official Selections on the international film festival circuit.

BOOK PAIRING

In This Desert, There Were Seeds

SYNOPSIS

In This Desert, There Were Seeds is an intimate collection of past and future dreams, featuring exciting new and established literary voices from Western Australia and Singapore. From our shifting sense of community and identity, to our frustrations with existing political, social and economic structures—this anthology transcends boundaries and captures the persistence of ordinary lives in deserts literal and metaphorical.

PRICE

$22.00

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