In a year of mass protests around the world, Spain is the setting for two general strikes against the government’s austerity plans. One takes place on 29 March, and the other on 14 November. On the days of the strike in Barcelona, 32 students from the Master’s Degree programme in Creative Documentary at Pompeu Fabra University take to the streets with their cameras in order to record events from a variety of different perspectives, following the instructions of Russian director Victor Kossakovsky. The result is a “cinematographic ballet” in which the people, sounds and situations they encounter are combined with the music of Minkus to create a revelatory admixture that produces unforeseen effects.
Premier in IDFA Amsterdam Film Festival.
Projections in MoMA Fortnight, True/Falst Festival, HOTDOCS Toronto, DocVille Bélgica, DocsBarcelona, Open City Doc Fest London, Sydney Film Festival, Ambulante Festival, Docudays UA, Planete + DOC FILM FESTIVAL Varsovia, New Zeland International Festival, Jihlava Documentary festival, TIDF Taiwan DocFest, ArtDocFest Rusia.