Becoming a programmer: The real life story of a fired miner

Two worlds clash in the award-winning documentary A New Shift.

Former miner Tomáš Hisem had to change his job, and he went for a profession in the IT sector.Former miner Tomáš Hisem had to change his job, and he went for a profession in the IT sector. (Source: Filmtopia)

Being 44 years old, Tomáš Hisem spent 25 years of his life underground.

In the mine, he communicated using a few words with his colleagues. In stressful conditions he often just swore. He used to go to Baník Ostrava football matches to let off steam, singing simple and slightly vulgar fan chants.

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