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THOSE WHO CARE

Gilles Perret, François Ruffin / France / 2021 / 85 min

Two filmmakers of different political convictions travel around France in defence of female unity and improvement for a particularly vulnerable part of the labour market: care work.

The nurses, the child carers, and social workers: the hands of society, who were all at the front line during the pandemic. Care work has long been a vulnerable part of the labour market, and in ‘Those Who Care’ the two directors embark on a journey to understand why – and how it can be changed. Equipped with cheerful humour and French rebelliousness, they go to the heart of a structure that keeps women in low-paid and devalued jobs. A timely and welcome film with relevance across Europe, and a heartfelt defence of female unity and labour rights in the 21st century.