De Schaduwwerkers
a film by Annelein Pompe
The Shadow Workers is a fable documentary in which the upside-down-pigeon named Lukaku tells us the story about Usman and the Dutch Good-for-nothing. Usman works in a night shop and can only sleep during the day when the Good for nothing works in a honey shop. Together they embody the non-stop working rhythm of the world we live in today. The bird Lukaku takes us on an anthropologic journey, reflecting on the role of dreams in the lives of these two working humans in the city of Ghent.
De Schaduwwerkers is een fabel-documentaire waarin de andersomduif genaamd Lukaku  ons het verhaal vertelt over Usman en de Nederlandse Nietsnut. Usman werkt in een nachtwinkel en kan alleen overdag slapen wanneer de Nietsnut in de honingwinkel werkt. Samen belichamen ze het non-stop werkritme van de wereld waarin we nu leven. De duif Lukaku neemt ons mee op een antropologische reis en bezint zich over de rol van de dromen in het leven van deze twee werkende mensen in de stad Gent.
De Schaduwwerkers, a film by Annelein Pompe (BE, 2020, 40')
languages: French, Dutch, English with French, Dutch, English subtitles
scenario, photography, sound: Annelein Pompe
montage : Pierre de Bellefroid
executive producer: Lotte Van Craeynest
co-produced by Atelier Graphoui
supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, VAF)
screenings:
→ The Shadow Workers premiered at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (25 to 31 October 2021) and was nominated for the Young Eyes Film Award.  
It was one of five films selected in the Camera Lucida section, that showed works that challenge the conventions of cinema - for a cinephile audience.
© Annelein Pompe
© Annelein Pompe
© Annelein Pompe
© Annelein Pompe
© Annelein Pompe
© Annelein Pompe
© Annelein Pompe
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