The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work presents for the fifth year the Healthy Workplaces Film Award with a prize money of € 8 000 at DOK Leipzig. Eight films have been nominated. EU-OSHA presents its prize for the best work-related documentary at the 56th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig) in November. The eight nominated films cover a variety of work-related topics to highlight the importance of safety and health in the workplace.
Documentary films competing for the Healthy Workplaces Film Award are nominated by the festival management from the films selected for the official programme of DOK Leipzig. As an added reward, 1,000 copies of the winning film will also be produced in a selection of 8 EU languages by EU-OSHA and distributed across Europe.
Last year’s winner was Pablo’s Winter, a film by Chico Pereira:
“Pablo needs to stop smoking. Why? Because his wife, family and doctor say he should. But Pablo is a stubborn man. He has worked in the mercury mines of Almadén, Spain, risking his life daily. He has had five severe heart attacks and smoked 20 Winston cigarettes a day since he was 12. Now in his seventies, Pablo spends most of his day in front of the TV, surrounded by a cloud of smoke, with his back turned firmly towards a village that has lived through better times.
Pablo represents the last generation of Almadén mercury miners, an age-old profession with over 2,000 years of history. Through a straightforward depiction of life’s everyday moments, Pablo’s Winter explores the decay of the local mining culture, but above all, pays homage to its real protagonists: the miners and their families.”
View the trailer here.
Learn more about the Healthy Workplaces Film Award and see the list of nominated films. You can also read the press release of the DOK Leipzig Festival.
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