Dir.: Emerson Culurgioni und Jonas Matauschek
2013, 13 min,
f one day, the film follows various characters in their local environment,
which is infuenced by the presence of an industrial plant. Their individual sights tell about
the relation between human being and industry.
Founded in 1916, LEUNA is to this day one of the main production sites of chemical raw
material in Germany. Yet since the fall of socialism, the employment level has decreased
from 30,000 workers to 7.000.
This void, which is amplifed by rural deprivation, is the initial starting point of the flm. As
a result of the industrialisation and automation in all branches of industrial production, the
worker’s role has increasingly changed from one of providing physical labor to one of
monitoring – of watching, inspecting and verifying. The flm adopts this principle and
examines, over the course of one day, the protagonists’ individual perspectives, ranging
from a child’s drawing to the subjective view of a hunter and overview of a technical
supervisor of a wind energy plant. Isolated from one another by their unique points of
view, the protagonists are visually held together within the flm only by the infnitely glaring
industrial fame of LEUNA.