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Social issues - Completed 2021

The occupation of a Croatian factory in 2005 turns into an alternative form of production, against the capitalist economy. FACTORY TO THE WORKERS follows the 10-year struggle of the employees to prevent production shutdown and keep their collective vision alive.

& Awards

Sheffield Int. Documentary Festival 2021
Sarajevo Film Festival 2021
DocLisboa 2021
FilmFestival Cottbus 2021
Triest Film Festival 2021
    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Srdan KOVACEVIC
    • Producer(s)
    • Sabina KREŠIĆ, Luka VENTURIN
    • Synopsis
    • Croatia, 2005. A machine tools plant is taken over by its workers. It turns into the only successful example of a factory occupation in post-socialist Europe. Ten years after this revolutionary turning point, the rebellious employee behind the occupation now strives to prevent a production shutdown. Sustainability depends on the sacrifices of the workers protecting their livelihood from the threats of a ruthless economy. For 5 years, director Srdan Kovacevic follows the inside story of the people who struggle to keep the once prestigious factory running. A decade later, the question remains: can the slogan “Factory to the Workers” be kept alive, or is it just a utopian dream?