The Electronic Sweatshop
TitleThe Electronic Sweatshop
DirectorSophie Bissonette
CountryCanada
Year1986
Duration58mins
FormatUmatic video
DescriptionTHE ELECTRONIC SWEATSHOP explores the automation of work in a time of recession: the loss of control over work, the fragmentation of tasks, the mental strain and high levels of stress that result in many health problems, the new forms of electronic monitoring and, of course, redundancies. 'The personal accounts that Sophie Bissonette gathered are all equally revealing of the dehumanisation process that the misfits of technological change are victims of.' (La Presse)