Based on material that emerged during the occupation of the arena in the summer of 1976, the film shows the organization of collective work, the negotiations with the city and community and finally the demolition of the buildings.
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An important political film, not only from the historical point of view as documentation of the events and their impact on the social awareness of the people, but also in relation to the cooperative concept and the use of archive material.
Solidarity and direct action. Perhaps the number of transitional montage+songs make me lose my attention now and again, but it teaches the present about what it takes to and how we should organize now. Always, the government will use the “law” they reinterpret according to how it suits them against the people. One of my favorite moments was the shoutout to Chile, which at the time, had just gone through the coup.
Sad historic document of how - despite the effort of the people joint in solidarity, art and work - the powerful and media managed to favor the rich and break any social movement that dares to stand against them. History continues to repeat itself.
A strong and vigorous declaration of solidarity and a collective statement against institutions, Beckermann's debut proves a good antidote to the cynical apathy of youth today, positioning the nexus of culture and politics for all to see. 3.5/5.
Beautiful and sad, like every serious political insight. "Ich lebe nur in der Zwischenräume" like Peter Handke said. Something like the arts live in the gaps. The gaps of the market. That means that the market won. Hence artists are losers. Beautiful losers. Though we need them to stay alive. Or are we dead already?
Un documento acerca de un momento -para mí- desconocido de Viena. La presencia de una resistencia desde el arte, la solidaridad, el trabajo comunitario, la comunicación contra los intereses de los capitalistas ante del auge del neoliberalismo.
Con un montaje visual y sonoro bien logrado y una conclusión desalentadora pero rigurosa: los poderes se alían mientras los que resisten se desunen...Chile como modelo negativo