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Concerning: Gender equality


There was a women’s group at Semco but it doesn’t exist any more. Why is that? How about the women? Read more…

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I just have to invest my brain

Existential fear is a concept that Orawee (aka. Oop) from Bangkok does not understand. Not that she has never struggled in her life, nor did she grow up in comfort. She was brought up in humble circumstances in Thailand with a single dad… Read more…

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Ab 15.Oktober ist der Film hier als VOD erhältlich!

The film KICK OUT YOUR BOSS will be available as VOD on this website after the 15th October 2015!


Coffee shop space invader

I like to get busy in my favourite coffee shop just round the corner of my appartment. And they like it too offering free wifi and a extremly good coffee. I got to make my own hours, but friends sometimes come by to work next to me. I like that a lot.

See the film-trailer!

Share experience

Tell your story and share your experience with others. Use the 7 Qs to tell about your work, your profession, about good ideas and what you like or like to change. Use it to  tell about your work and why you do what you do.

Erfahrungen teilen

Sieben Fragen, um deine Geschichte zu erzählen: Warum tust du was du tust? Erzähle über deinen Beruf, was du daran liebst, was dich stört und wie deine Träume aussehen. Finde andere, um Ideen umzusetzen, Erfahrungen auszutauschen oder über einfach über deinen Arbeitsalltag zu erzählen.
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  • SONY DSCDirector Elisabeth Scharang and rechercheuse, unit manager and translator Carolina Freitas da Cunha © KGP 2014
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Looking into the Land of Milk and Honey

Working routine at SEMCO

Elisabeth Scharang on shooting for her documentary “KICK OUT YOUR BOSS” at SEMCO in Brazil.

Looking at Ricardo Semler’s ideas of a democratic corporate model was like the land of milk and honey to me. Thirty years ago, Semler (Brazil) took over his father‘s marine turbine factory under the condition that he would be free to decide independently. Subsequently Semler‘s father took a vacation… Read more…


Kick Out Your Boss at the Millenium Festival in Brussels

The documentary Kick Out Your Boss takes part in the Competition at the 7th International Documentary Film Festival MILLENIUM in Brussels. The screening will be on the 27th march. Go for it if you are around :)


A documentary by Elisabeth Scharang

More than 200 million unemployed worldwide and at the same time burnout seems to have become a mass phenomenon – enough reasons to turn against a profit-oriented economy.

This film takes part in the current debate showing – on the basis of three examples in Serbia, in Brazil and Austria – how to do it different.

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This is my place, my life, my freedom!

It’s all about taste… humor and love. That’s the way Khalid choose to make a living out of a tiny restaurant.

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