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unrated
94 minutes

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format: Blu-ray

Ghosts with Shit Jobs (2012)

Saturday July 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm in 10-250

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Listen to an audio recording of the discussion "The Future of Cultural Work," with writer and executive producer Jim Munroe, XKCD webcomic creator Randall Munroe (no relation), and interactive fiction guru Andrew Plotkin (24 MB mp3)

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Ghosts with Shit Jobs will be preceded by a conversation with writer and executive producer Jim Munroe, XKCD webcomic creator Randall Munroe (no relation), and interactive fiction guru Andrew Plotkin on the Future of Cultural Work. After the film there will be a Q&A with Anthony Cortese (producer), Sean Lerner (Oscar the Digital Janitor), Jim Munroe (writer/exec producer) and other cast and crew from Toronto!

In the future, jobs still suck — but in whole new ways.

By 2040, the economy has flipped and North Americans are a cheap labour pool for wealthy Asian markets. A Chinese documentary show focuses on the “ghosts” (Cantonese slang for white people) unlucky enough to have been born into the slums of Toronto in a special report that translates as “Ghosts With Shit Jobs.” [nomediakings.org]

A brilliant, satirical indie flick about the future of dead-end jobs
      -- Annalee Newitz, io9. Read this review.


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