2007-10-02 The Daily Grind: Short Films
Much of our daily lives are spent making a living. Although many would deny that we are defined by our jobs, the films in this program reveal how the way we act in a professional environment can expose the nature of who we are.
Total Running Time: 94 min.
CALCUTTA CALLING (2006, 17 min, Color, Video, Germany)
Directed by Andre Hormann
Meet Vikeeh, one of many bright, ambitious members of India's booming outsourcing industry whose livelihood depends on placing calls around the world.
DONUTS AT NIGHT (2005, 13 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by David Macasaet
A donut shop worker ponders the state of his disappointing life, how he got there and what to do about it, in this snarky, yet soul-searching, film.
TECHFELLAS (2006, 17 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Eric Espejo
Gangland meets the button-down office in this smart and hilarious spoof of Martin Scorsese's GOODFELLAS.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (2006, 7 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Howard Duy Vu
All manners of political correctness get thrown out the window when a diverse group of employees convenes in the break room.
ENTRY LEVEL (2006, 40 min, Color, Video, USA)
Directed by Yaeri Song
This up-close and personal documentary peers into the lives of five young professionals living in New York City who struggle with finding success and fulfillment in their careers. With diverse occupations ranging from managing high-profile investments to working at a nonprofit and as an MTV VJ, these young people on the go provide insight into the challenges that arise when entering the working world straight out of college.
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