An energetic exploration of male identity via the lives, personalities, and adventures of a diverse band of men, real men across the globe all sharing the same name – James Bond.
Burnout, endless meetings and colourful Post-It notes with empty marketing phrases have hijacked meaningful work. How did we get there? Based on a sabotage manual developed during World War II, John Webster’s wildly entertaining and deeply upsetting film demonstrates how modern work has become a monster that devours itself – and everyone else around it. Without losing sight of the system’s human toll, the film speaks directly to a current agenda about how and how much we should actually work. And fortunately for all of us, there actually is a solution. At the heart of the film, we sit in with a group of successful business people as they come together to share their stories of burning out – and how they got on in life. Most people will no doubt be able to relate to much of ‘The Happy Worker’, and have a good, much-needed laugh about how it got this far.
Whaling used to be a necessity, but today the world is globalised and you can get everything your heart desires in the supermarket. Yet whales are hunted every year in the fjords of the Faroe Islands, and kilos of meat are distributed among the islanders. The bloody scenes have caused outrage in the international media. With knife in hand, the Faroese point to the hypocrisy of those who condemn whaling but turn a blind eye to the methods of the meat industry. Is it better to eat imported minced meat than whale meat caught in the wild? When the animal activists from Sea Shepherds travel to the Faroe Islands to demonstrate, the conflict erupts into flames. With a sober and perceptive eye for the complex fractures between opposites, director Vincent Kelner covers the conflict without choosing sides. For perhaps there are more than two sides to what appears to be a sharply drawn affair. Tradition, culture, history, identity, sustainability and biodiversity are just some of dilemmas facing the islanders today.
Elise in Brest, Alexia in Saint-Etienne, Cécile in Compiègne, Jill in Marseille: four of the thousands of young women denouncing sexist violence, public harassment and macho aggression to which they are subjected daily. At night, armed with white sheets and black paint, they plaster the streets with messages of support for the victims of misogyny and slogans decrying femicide. Some are feminists of long-standing, others have never campaigned before – all are in revolt against the abuse that has too often overwhelmed their lives. Sexism is everywhere – so are they!