Schurback

Icons & Media Art
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German (Germany)
| English

Wilfried has sold umbrellas all his life but he can no longer keep up with the technological requirements of the modern day. This short film by Arne Körner for the Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg, is an ironic and angry mockumentary. Wilfried SCHURBACK sold umbrellas for 30 years until he had no more clients. He hasn't been digitized, as he says. When he applies for unemployment benefit, the job center sends him to job coaching: motivation training, Word, Excel, and also yoga. His online application profile generates no response. Thus Wilfried learns about unemployment - the secondary labor market. Eventually he's given a € 1 job in a warehouse, his last stop. Wilfried - a portrait of a failed middle class man.