Hafenarbeit im roll-on, roll-off Verkehr

Hafenarbeit im roll-on, roll-off VerkehrRoll-on/Roll-off Dockwork

Retrospective, Germany 1977, 69 Min., germ. OV

“We live and die with Lübeck harbour. We have to take whatever they throw at us.” That is dockworker and shop steward Frank Harksen’s clear description of the special situation of the dockworkers that are sent to a different company every day. Although the staff workers at the docks have a wage guarantee, their overall employment situation is not secure ... the film is one of a ten-part documentary series shot as part of a social sciences research project at the University of Bremen. It uses interviews and observational footage to reveal the pressures under which the dockworkers operate. Even today, the film captures our interest with its personal force of expression and documentary accuracy, while also making time to stage a “road movie” in the cargo bay of a RORO ferry.

Director Peter Schubert

Screenplay Peter Schubert, Maximiliane Mainka

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