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    Helena Lumbreras, Mariano Lisa (Colectivo Cine de Clase)

    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.

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    Irati Gorostidi, Arantza Santesteban

    A new critical look at the militant cinema of the 1960s in Europe, that focusses on the disruptive potential of women in the film genre. The structure of the film is based on a reassessment of the story “Klara eta biok” (Klara and Me, 1985) by the Basque writer Itxaro Borda. Confronting the author with her words from the past, it aims to provide an updated critical perspective on the Basque militant identity.

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    John Akomfrah (Black Audio Film Collective)

    A film essay on race and civil disorder in 1980s Britain and the inner city riots of 1985, as point of departure the civil disturbances of September and October 1985 in the Birmingham district of Handsworth and in the urban centres of London. Running throughout the film is the idea that the riots were the outcome of a protracted suppression by British society of black presence. The film portrays civil disorder as an opening onto a secret history of dissatisfaction that is connected to the national drama of industrial decline.

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    Arjuna Neuman, Denise Ferreira da Silva

    An experiment in working together and a film about the future. The collaboration began with the discovery of a sunken slave ship, and an artist asking a philosopher — how do we get to the post-human without technology? And the philosopher replying — maybe we can make a film without time. The result is a video that speaks from inside the cut between slavery and resource extraction, between Black Lives Matter and the matter of life, between the state changes of elements, timelessness and tarot. Together we ask: what becomes of the human if expressed by the elements?

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    Isaac Julien (Sankofa Collective, Video Collective)

    The film uses experimental forms to look at life in Britain in 1984, focusing on the experience of the Black British. It recognises that the different power dynamics that determine this experience are difficult to reduce to straightforward explanations and instead uses the term “territories” to reflect the multiple agendas and experiences at work. These agendas — or territories — involve race, class and sexuality.

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