Anatomy of a resistance struggle

LABOUR: A long period of de-industrialisation gives way to a decaying landscape through the decline of a mining community.
Work, or to Whom Does the World Belong
Director: Elisa Cepedal
Producer: Aida Gaitero
Country: Spain, UK

«Down with dictatorships, long live the strike,» is a slogan of resistance that once resounded through the anti-fascist underground in Asturias in the north-west of Spain, a rugged territory with large coal deposits. The people there have been heavily shaped by the mining industry and the exploitation of their labour in a harsh subterranean environment by the machinery of capitalism, a dynamic set out in Work, or to Whom Does the World Belong, which screened at Porto/Post/Doc and Doclisboa and was made by a local of the region, Elisa Cepedal.


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