Searching for an anti-capitalist fugitive

    ACTIVISM: In her feature doc Robin Bank, director Anna Giralt Gris goes searching for Catalan activist Enric Duran, who lives in hiding after he «stole» almost 500 000 Euros to expose the banks’ unethical practices.

    Between 2005 and 2008, Catalan anti-capitalist activist Enric Duran took out loans from 39 different banks amounting to almost half a million Euros, never planning to repay the debts. Instead, he used the money to support various social projects and oppositional causes. (More specific details are usually not mentioned, presumably to protect the recipients.) For Duran, this was an act of civil disobedience to expose the banking system’s unethical practices, and also to inspire others to resist the ongoing spiral of economic growth, inequality, and unsustainability.

    After he had served two months pre-trial behind bars, Duran was released on bail in 2013. Facing several years of imprisonment in Spain, he then decided to flee the country and live underground – from where he supposedly plans to take further actions on a bigger scale.

    Anna Giralt Gris’ feature doc Robin Bank, which world premiered in the Newcomers competition at Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in March, tells the story of Duran, often called «the Robin Hood . . .

    Dear reader. To continue reading, please create your free account with your email,
    or login if you have registered already. (click forgotten password, if not in an email from us).
    A subscription is only 9€ 🙂

    What about a subscription, for full access and 2-3 print copies in your mail a year?
    (Modern Times Review is a non-profit organisation, and really appreciate such support from our readers.) 

    Aleksander Huser
    Huser is a regular contributor to Modern Times Review.
    Krakow Film Festival announces 15 international competition titlesThe 15 documentaries eligible to compete in the Krakow Film Festival 2002 international competition has been announced. The selection...
    Sunny Side of the Doc announces full 2022 Global Pitch projectsAfter yesterday's press conference, Sunny Side of the Doc has unveiled its official pitch selection for the 33rd edition....
    Beldocs announces full programme for 2022 festivalBeldocs has unveiled a strong lineup for its yet another in-person edition this spring. The festival kicks off today...
    RUSSIA: The New Greatness Case (dir: Anna Shishova-Bogolubova)An ordinary Russian teenager was arrested and incarcerated on charges of extremism. Three years later, the fight for her innocence continues.
    UKRAINE: Mariupolis 2 (dir: Mantas Kvedaravicius)A tribute to the ordinary people of Mariupol and the Lithuanian filmmaker who gave his life documenting their struggle to survive total war.
    BIOGRAPHY: Little Axel (dir: Fabien Greenberg, …)Growing up in the bohemian community with Leonard Cohen as a stepfather, Little Axel tells a story of neglect and an overload of freedom.
    PROTEST: A French Revolution (dir: Emmanuel Gras)The goals and contradictions of a modern protest movement - the yellow vests.
    ART: Skin (dir: Marcos Pimentel)A dreamlike celebration of street art and protest in the heart of Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s 6th largest city.
    YOUTH: How to Save a Dead Friend (dir: Marusya Syroechkovskaya)For many young Russians, anyone older than 30 is a cunt.
    - Advertisement -

    You might also likeRELATED
    Recommended to you