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Burning Out


Burning Out is literally a drama about life and death. For two years, Belgian director Jérôme le Maire followed the members of a surgical unit in one of the biggest hospitals in Paris. Constantly under severe stress, understaffed and subject to severe budget cuts, employees fight each other for resources. Meanwhile the management imposes ever more stringent efficiency and profitability targets. All over Europe burnout has reached epidemic proportions among employees in the public and private sectors. Will we end up killing ourselves? Or will we be able to find meaning and joy at work?

Festival Participation

  • IDFA - Feature Length Competition - 2016
  • Millenium International Documentary Film Festival - 2017
  • DOXA Documentary Film Festival - 2017
  • Docville Int. Documentary Film Festival - 2017
    Best Belgian Documentary
  • CPH:DOX - 2011
  • Bergen International Film Festival - 2017
  • Visions du Réel - 2017
  • Open City Docs - 2017
  • Take One Action Film Festival - 2017
  • Tempo Documentary Festival - 2017
  • Magnificent 7 Festival - European Feature Documentary Film Festival - 2017
  • Comptoir du Doc - 2017
  • Doc Cévennes - Festival international du documentaire en Cévennes
  • Docudays UA
  • Festival international des programmes audiovisuels de Biarritz

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