The Blind Labourer

26 minutes, 2016

The Blind Labourer examines the similarities and contrasts within the whaling and lumber industry. The film edits together archive footage of labourers in the forests, at sea and in factories, felling trees, cutting whales and developing their multiple products for society and scientific studies. 

Text appears as subtitles throughout the film, written in the first person by an ambiguous whaler who comes to meet a blind lumberjack, fascinated by whales. 

The film rejects the idea that beings can be ranked according to their relative value, and explores each micro and macro forms' effect on one other.


Whitstable Biannual