Foreign workers commute year-round to provide Norway the manpower necessary to operate, maintain and build the country. Foreign labor in Norway is largely dominated by workers from Poland, Lithuania and Romania, where they can earn wages high above those in their home countries.
The everyday life of these workers often consists of long days of hard labor, followed by downtime on the barracks or houses on the outskirts of the cities and society in general. The lack of systematic integration of these migrant workers together with a lack of language skills and isolation makes them particularly vulnerable to social prejudices.
For foreign laborers, it is a great sacrifice to leave family, friends and home comforts. This project is an intimate look at some of these workers.