Workingman's Death

I‘m torn. Workingman‘s Death confronts me with realities of work I never considered or realized existed before, although they are parts of the foundation of my lifestyle in a western, industrialized country. The occupations, living conditions and lives presented are interesting and even surreal. The camera work is aesthetically pleasing, to say the least. On the other hand, the film presents these from a western, partly paternalistic perspective. The story telling is based on othering these occupations and people. A dichotomy of developing countries and industrialized nations is implicated, ignoring the historically strong relationship between these parts of the world resulting from European colonialism. I would love to see a movie in this manner from a perspective of a formerly colonized country to counteract the western European gaze.