The winner of the award, given to the best film on the subject of work,
is Marina by Julia Roesler of Germany. The European Agency for Safety and Health
at Work (EU-OSHA) supports the Healthy Workplaces Film Award, hosted by the
International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig).
The film sheds light on the global working hierarchy where economic necessity
creates imbalances for others to prosper.
The winning film tells the story of Marina, an isolated Romanian care worker in
Germany, and reflects the lives of the many women interviewed by the director
who have moved from their homes in Eastern Europe to seek employment in the
care sector in the West. The film provides a thought-provoking take on the
exploitation of migrant workers and the day-to-day challenges they face.
The jury were impressed by the appealing manner in which the film was produced,
remarking that it connects well with its audience' and sheds light on the
global working hierarchy where economic necessity creates imbalances for others
The Healthy Workplaces Film Award honours an outstanding documentary or
animated film that focuses on the experiences of workers, examining such topics
as the effects of economic and political change on work, workplace risks, and
mental health and well-being at work. EU-OSHA is proud to support the award,
raises awareness of important occupational safety and health (OSH) issues;
promotes safe and healthy workplaces in Europe;
contributes to a growing library of films about work; and
inspires talented directors to make films on OSH-related subjects.
"Open to the Public by the Italian Silvia Belloti", received a special mention
for a fly-on-the-wall film that mercilessly captures the paralysing bureaucracy
at the housing department in Naples.
Among this year's other nominees The director of the winning film receives a
5,000 prize fund. In addition, the film is subtitled in several European
languages, and made available through an electronic platform to EU-OSHA's
network of national focal points.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)