history / capitalism

TIME THIEVES

About the film

Forget petrol, water or rare earths. There is a new natural resource that everybody wants – our time! This documentary travels the globe to investigate how capitalism and globalisation have turned our time into a lucrative commodity, and how the tyranny of the clock has taken over both our jobs and personal lives. Time thieves like the modern self-service economy and the social networks are putting us to work in the little spare time that remains. How can we regain control over this precious but finite resource?

Essential viewing! Hones in on the ways in which the capitalist system makes us slaves to the clock.

COUNTERPUNCH, US

The film offers an incisive history of how the development of capitalism has turned time into an incredibly valuable commodity that shapes and misshapes nearly every aspect of our lives.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, US

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PRODOCS Award, DOCSBARCELONA 2019

Best Editing, UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL (UNAFF), 2019

Finalist, JAPAN PRIZE 2018

Best Screenplay, SANT CUGAT FANTÀSTIC 2018, Spain

Year

2018

Duration

85 min

Camera

Nina Bernfeld

Editors

Guillermo Cobo, Georgia Wyss

Music

Marta Andrés, Joan Gil

Producers

Polar Star Films and Yuzu Productions for ARTE / TVC / TVE in collaboration with Servus TV / SRF / RTS / YES TV / YLE

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