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LAST DAY'S WORK

Australia, 1986 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Brian McKenzie

One of the first films to be completed by a recipient of the AFC's Documentary Fellowships. LAST DAY'S WORK chronicles working life in six different workplaces. Five days of work, one day of going home, and a seventh day of coda that, together with the prelude, provides a framing for the whole. The film studies the relationship between the work people do and the nature of the people doing it.

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