Mid-crisis, the employees of MEGESA (Sevilla), Battenfeld, Fisam, Eursotil, Roselson (Barcelona) and Babcock & Wilcox (Bizkaia) give their testimony. The economic crisis leads to redundancies, closure of factories, and layoffs. The trade unions emerge, but the agreements they reach with the Spanish government do not satisfy the workers. Assemblies, marches, traffic-stops and calls for solidarity assail the country, and the first general strike since the death of France is organised in the Basque Country.
A desert landscape, as if from another planet. A few lonely, rusty shipwrecks. Low desert scrub grows around them to hold the sand together during the merciless storms. Aralkum, the Aral Desert, is the bare seabed, the last thing left of the Aral Sea. By weaving together different cinematic textures, this essay re-imagines the dried-up Aral Sea, allowing an old fisherman to set sail one last time.
Sitting on a hill, Inaxio mourns the death of his wife through a bertso [Basque verse]. His grandson Ekaitz seems to have been invoked by his song and returns to the farmhouse to take care of his grandfather and the animals that provide them food and company. The two, with different visions of the environment, will unite again to face the complications of the future together.
In the 50s and 60s, deep in the American countryside at the foot of the Catskills, a small wooden house with a barn behind it was home to the first clandestine network of cross-dressers. Diane and Kate are now 80 years old. At the time, they were men and part of this secret organization. Today, they relate this forgotten but essential chapter of the early days of trans-identity.
After breaking up with Boris, Lara returns to her hometown, Barcelona. There, her friends, lovers and the Catalan traditions of the Castells will change her dreams and desires.
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