Night Labor
A Factory Worker Prepares for the Day

Night Labor - A Factory Worker Prepares for the Day
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Xavier

The is a sort of documentary which makes you take a look at work performed and not uncommonly 'taken for granted'. The sort of work which one would think entails an indifference to what is performed for the ultimate intentionality of consumeristic priorities (the treatment of animals to be ...Read more

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