A NEW SHIFT / Nová šichta(Czech Republic 2020) directed by Jind?ich Andrš documentary, 91 min, en subtitles
Tomáš is a miner, accustomed to his daily routine of work-pub-bed. Then, the mine where he has worked for over 20 years closes. He does not give up though and takes a retraining course to become a computer programmer and restart his life.
Filled with keenly observed social detail, empathy and the refreshing humor of the social underdog, A New Shift tells the gripping real-life story of what it takes to switch lanes from blue to white collar work. Festivals:
Dok Leipzig IFF 2020; Ji.hlava IDFF 2020; Millenium FF 2021; Crossing Europe FF 2021; Visions du Réel IDFF 2021