Online screening of movie “A New Shift” and discussion with the protagonist Tomáš Hisem and Tomáš Ervín Dombrovský, labor market analyst from LMC s.r.o., will be part of the festival “One World 2021”.
A New Shift / Jindřich Andrš / Czech Republic 2020 / 91 min / English friendly – Tomáš Hisem is one of many laid-off miners. People around think him a lost cause. Journalists already waited for him and his colleagues in front of the closed mine as they left their last shift – his apparent hopelessness and uselessness for the rest of his life is a curious tale for them. But Tomáš has a plan. He enrols in a programming course, cuts his long hair and moves. A new life begins. Documentarist Jindřich Andrš follows him every step of the way. Has Tomáš, invited by the media to talk about his progress, become a mascot of a dysfunctional system, as his former colleagues accuse him? Or will his efforts and energy pay off?