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Saturday Arvo Screenings - Zanon: Heart of the Factory/Corazon de Fabrica

Date and Time: 
Sunday, October 14, 2012 -
2:30am to 4:00am

Our first in a planned series of films and documentaries at Jura on Saturday arvo - and we're starting with a cracker.

Zanon/FaSinPat in Argentina is the only factory in the world where workers' management has been operating successfully for more than seven years.

The documentary captures the remarkable story of this "factory without bosses" -- FaSINPat ("Fabrica Sin Patrones"). Since the country went bankrupt in 2001, due to government and corporate looting, Zanon/Fasinpat workers have been challenging traditional assumptions about work, workers, globalization and capitalism; they make collective decisions in a popular assembly, all earn the same pay, rotate supervisory tasks, make safety a priority, and give back to the neediest from the surplus that the factory produces.

Filmmakers Ernesto Ardito and Virna Molina shot the film over the course of a year, and it gives many insights to the ongoing global financial meltdown and how we can respond to it.

129 mins. Spanish, with English subtitles.

Watch the film trailer here.
You can view the factory's website here (in Spanish).
And you can read here an interview with the workers of FaSinPat by libcom.org from 2003.

See ya there!