10 Short Films About Dying Professions

As technology continues to develop, more and more tasks originally done by hand are performed by machines. Products are being made so inexpensively that our culture has taught us to buy new rather than repair the old. Here are 10 short films about people who are still hanging on to what are now lost professions. None of them make much money, most have resigned themselves to the fact they’re in a dying job, and yet all of them seem to genuinely love what they do, dreading the day that they’ll have to retire. And that’s something that the filmmakers seem to understand.


This is a film made by the projectionist at The Screen on The Green in England. As he explains, his role is dying away, but it makes him happy, and he’s going to keep doing it until he’s replaced by digital components.