Di 07.11. 20:00 | Kino Reitschule Bern |

Employment Office

EthnoKino peeks behind the scenes of bureaucratic procedures and discovers the life and stories of unemployed people with the Film „Employment Office“.

Employment Office
Anne Schiltz and Charlotte Grégoire, Belgium, 2015, 74 min
RAI Film Festival Bristol (2017)

An office interior, a row of desks, people facing each other. This is where unemployed people come to meet with their advisers. What is at stake are their benefit payments. Here everyone has to abide by the same rigid bureaucratic procedures, but each person has their own life and their own story. This film shows what it means to not have a job today, as work becomes more and more precarious, employed and unemployed alike are less and less secure, and the welfare state is under attack and shrinking.


After the film there will be a Q&A with the filmmaker and you will have the exclusive possibility to get first-hand answers from the filmmaker herself.

We are looking forward to seeing you!


EthnoKino is a student-run film program, started at the University of Bern and from now on at the Kino in der Reitschule. We present a hand-picked selection from European ethnographic film festivals and invite filmmakers for Q&A. Tune in!


Mi 04.10. 2017