WORKERS is an interactive documentary focusing on the integration of refugees and migrant workers in the European job market. The documentary contains two series of short stories in virtual dialogue with each other. The first series focuses on the challenges faced by migrants, asylum seekers and refugees as they look for a job, undertake a job interview, exploit networks to find a job and indeed start work. The second series looks at the concerns of natives – about migrants taking their jobs, people who speak a foreign language, who have unusual requests about food, religious practices, ways of dressing, as well as addressing stereotypes and learning to live together, including the concerns of employers about the honesty or reliability of migrant workers. The SIRIUS project’s aim with these interactive film essays is to provide audio-visual representations to supplement quantitative and qualitative analysis of the labour market integration process.

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   Filmmaker: Alberto Bougleux