THE NEXT STATION (LA PRÓXIMA ESTACION)

By Fernando Pino SOLANAS

PRIMER PLANO FILM GROUP SA - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fernando Pino SOLANAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Pino SOLANAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Pino SOLANAS (Cine Sur)
    • Synopsis
    • The film portrays the history of Argentine railways from their origin in 1857 until the service was privatized leading to the current transportation crisis. 80 thousand workers were fired, 800 cities became ghost towns and a million people migrated to the capital cities. It was a major blow to local economies. The 37 big workshops where wagons, cars and locomotives were manufactured were plundered and justice has never sentenced the offenders. When all the load and passengers started traveling through the highways, the system collapsed and accidents multiplied. Services were never as precarious and passengers were never so badly treated. The popular imagery does not consider trains and railroads as belonging to the people. The privatization of services increased the confusion between what is private and what is public. Which are the assets of the State? Who is in charge of them and provides them maintenance? What are the rights of users?
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