Für die Vielen – Die Arbeiterkammer Wien

For the Many – The Vienna Chamber of Labour
The red fist in the foyer marks Vienna’s Chamber of Labour as a historic achievement of the labour movement. The need for legal representation of workers’ interests in the post-migrant era and a digital present marked by the pandemic shows that this idea is hardly obsolete: the reception desk is always bustling. The clients are diverse, and the services on offer varied: there are few barriers to access them. Friendly interaction and a committed attitude are the order of the day. In the style of participatory observation, Für die Vielen offers cleverly assembled glimpses into the institution’s daily activities, ranging from labour law consultations via team meetings and cultural events to the presentation of economic analyses of wealth distribution. The concept of the welfare state is rendered visible here, just as the picture of a society emerges where social discrimination is commonplace. When preparations to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the chamber’s founding collide with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the internal organisation of crisis mode takes centre stage – and new challenges for the world of work become apparent. The idea must be kept alive, #forever.
by Constantin Wulff Austria 2022 German,  Serbo-Croatian,  Turkish,  Hungarian 120’ Colour World premiere Documentary form

Crew

Written and Directed byConstantin Wulff
CinematographyJohannes Hammel, Michael Schindegger
EditingDieter Pichler
SoundAndreas Hamza, Claus Benischke-Lang
Assistant DirectorsCatrin Freundlinger, Olga Kosanović
Line ProducerMonika Lendl
ProducersJohannes Rosenberger, Johannes Holzhausen, Constantin Wulff

Constantin Wulff

Born in 1962. After studying history and journalism and later film direction, he began to work as a producer, dramaturg, curator, writer and director. Since 1993 he has made a number of documentaries, most recently Wie die anderen (2015).

Filmography

1993 Spaziergang nach Syrakus; co-directed by Lutz Leonhardt, 65 min. 2002 Heldenplatz, 19. Februar 2000; 60 min. 2008 In die Welt; 88 min. 2014 Ulrich Seidl und die bösen Buben; 52 min. 2015 Wie die anderen; 95 min. 2022 Für die Vielen – Die Arbeiterkammer Wien (For the Many – The Vienna Chamber of Labour); 120 min.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022