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Men at work

Original title Männer in Orange


“Men at work” depicts the daily routine of 35 men working for one of the last remaining governmental institutions in Austria, that only employ men. Their responsibility is to look after a 40km stretch of one of Europe\’s biggest transit routes, the A1. Inspired by the poem of one of the road workers, the film is a sensitive journey to the world of pure masculinity, camaraderie and team spirit.

Author/s Christine Moderbacher

CHRISTINE MODERBACHER (born 1982) studied Social Anthropology and German as a Foreign Language at the University of Vienna/Austria, followed by a training in media education. She worked as a social worker and media trainer with young migrants in Vienna, and co-organized the “One world festival” in Belgium, for the Brussels based NGO International Partnership of Human Rights in 2009 and 2010. Her first documentary “Harraga” (Vienna 2008/ 56 Min./ together with Annika Lems) was screened in more than 20 European cities, including the European Parliament in Brussels. From September 2009 on she conducted a Master in Ethnographic Documentary at the Granada Centre of Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester, England, where she graduated with the film “Männer in Orange/ Men at work” in October 2010.

Research Christine Moderbacher
Photography Christine Moderbacher
Sound Christine Moderbacher
Editing Christine Moderbacher