Dir. Laura Coppens - 80min - 2019 - Switzerland/Germany - Language: French - Subtitles available in: English, German
In 2010, Unilever announced the closing of the profitable Fralib tea processing and packaging plant in the South of France. After 1336 days of resistance, the workers celebrated their victory against the giant multinational and became owners of the factory. Now, with the take-over of the company and production under workers’ control, a new struggle has begun. Can this alternative project be viable within an oversaturated, highly competitive market?
"Wearing red T-shirts and army-green suits, the workers discuss how far they are willing to compromise on their Marxist principles. Will they play down their revolutionary roots so as not to alienate buyers who may not share their politics? Will they sacrifice their weekends for the sake of the factory in the lead-up to a major audit?" Hyperallergic http://ow.ly/ZGkp50BtMMD