Vivir La Utopia - Film showing Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre

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Vivir La Utopia - Film showing Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre


Vivir la utopía. El anarquismo en espana.
Living Utopia. Anarchism in Spain
Spanish with English subtitles. 95 minutes.

This documentary-film by Juan Gamero consists of 30 interviews with survivors of the 1936-1939 Spanish Revolution, and is one of the best documentaries dealing with the theme. The testimonies of the anarchist militants are very moving and show the constructive work of the social revolution in Spain. The Social Revolution meant: on the land around 7 million peasants form collectives, in the city 3000 workplaces collectivised, 150 000 join the anarchist militias to fight fascism, as well as cultural activities and the movement of the Mujeres Libres to free women from patriarchy.

Living Utopia is a unique documentary that blends the historical account of the origins and development of the Spanish anarchist movement, and the civil war and social revolution of 1936-39. It is both an informative and inspiring piece of research and will be introduced by a current member of Spain’s anarcho-syndicalist union the CNT – the union at the heart of the social revolution.

Saturday 12th December, 3.00pm sharp
Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre (beside the John Hewitt), 45-49 Lower Donegall Street