In French with English subtitles
Directed by Nora Philippe, Pôle Emploi, ne quittez pas! (Job Center, Please Hang On!, 78 minutes, 2013) is the story of a team of 40 civil servants facing 4,000 job seekers at a job center in the Parisian suburbs. Samia, Corinne, Thierry, Zuleika must support and monitor, bring in the numbers, obey policy guidelines and communication injunctions, and find job offers while none is to be found. Interview with the filmmaker here.
Followed by a roundtable discussion (in English) with:
Nora Philippe (director), and author of Cher Pôle Emploi (Textuel 2015);
John Krinsky (political scientist, The City College of New York, CUNY; author of Free Labor: Workfare and the Contested Language of Neoliberalism);
Frédéric Viguier (sociologist, IFS, NYU).