Every Pulse of the Heart is Work

Every Pulse of the Heart is Work

A film by Paweł Wojtasik | 2019 | 86 minutes


Filming largely in India’s ancient holy city of Varanasi, Paweł Wojtasik, who previously co-directed the documentary End of Life,  has created a hypnotic study of people at work—a street beggar, a surgeon, a weaver, a priest, a masseur, a tabla drum maker, and a crane operator: people who in their intense concentration and ritualized movements evoke the idea of human labor as an act of spiritual devotion and social interdependence.


“Among the highlights is Every Pulse of the Heart is Work, by Polish-born video artist and documentarian Pawel Wojtasik, whose last feature, End of Life, was nominated for a European Film Award. Lensed in India, his latest is a meditation on people’s devotion to their work as a form of Hindu meditation.”

“Very beautiful. Michael Glawogger would be proud.”
– Scott MacDonald, author of “A Critical Cinema: Interviews with Independent Filmmakers” and “American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary”