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BFM — 42
BFM — 42
Once We Were Pitmen
10 March
Sala dell’Orologio – Piazza della Libertà
Directed by Christian Johannes Koch, Jonas MatauschekItalian title: Una volta eravamo minatori [t.l.]
Germany, Switzerland / 2023 / 103 min.
col. / O.V. / Subtitles: o.v. sub. it./en.

Black dust, shrill metallic noises, dark tunnels, muscular bodies – all that is the past. At the end of 2018, extraction of coal throughout Germany came to an end. That same year, the voices of the emerging climate protest movement “Fridays for Future” grew louder. Against the backdrop of these media and socio-political events, the documentary follows five miners on their tragic, humorous and heartwarming search for a new role in life.

Presentation with director + Q&A.

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