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Ryan Ninesling presents HUMAN RESOURCES at Close-Up & Genesis Cinema (03 DEC to 13 JAN 2022).

NFTS MA student Ryan Ninesling presents a season dedicated to exploring the way work & labour have been depicted on screen at Close-Up & Genesis Cinema (03 DEC to 13 JAN 2022).

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  • HUMAN RESOURCES curated by Ryan Ninesling
  • 03 DEC to 13 JAN 2021 // Various Times // Close-Up & Genesis Cinema
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UPDATE: After a power cut cancelled the opening screening of ARAYA, the film will now screen at Close-Up on 13 JAN 2022 at 20:15. Booking now!


Curated as part of the Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA at the National Film and Television School, HUMAN RESOURCES is a season of films that charts a 60-plus year historical overview of the depiction of work and labour on screen.

The shifting landscape of labour throughout the 20th and 21st centuries is shown through the evolution of its cinematic representation, ranging from manual labour’s forced adaptation in the face of industrialisation to threats to individual identity in the midst of the gig economy. This season paints an evocative, wide-ranging view of our complicated relationship with the jobs that provide for us and often define us.

  • ARAYA d. Margot Benacerraf, 1959 at Close-Up (03 DEC 20:15).
  • BLUE COLLAR d. Paul Schrader, 1978 + Panel discussion at Genesis Cinema (08 DEC 18:10).
  • LA PROMESSE 35mm d. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, 1996 at Genesis Cinema (09 DEC 21:00).
  • POSSESSOR d. Brandon Cronenberg, 2020 at Genesis Cinema (14 DEC 18:20 – featured image).
  • ARAYA d. Margot Benacerraf, 1959 at Close-Up (13 JAN 20:15).

Ryan Ninesling presents HUMAN RESOURCES at Close-Up & Genesis (03 to 14 DEC 2021).

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