Work or to Whom Does the World Belong preceded by All other things Equal

  • Art of the Real
  • Elisa Cepedal

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The dystopian reality of the modern-day working class is unpacked in Elisa Cepedal’s second feature, which recounts the history of the miners’ strikes in Asturias in the 1930s—which were violently suppressed by Franco’s military just two years before the start of the Spanish Civil War—alongside images of everyday life in the present: at supermarkets, classrooms, bingo halls, car repair shops, churrerías, and cinemas. A powerful work of montage that places the plight of Spanish labor in the first half of the 20th century in fascinating and at times jarring juxtaposition with our own fraught contemporary moment, Work, or… is a compact yet robust political documentary and a stirring call to action.

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Director

Elisa Cepedal

Program Features

19m
All other things Equal

Anya Tsyrlina, 2019, Switzerland/Russia, Russian with English subtitles

Tsyrlina’s radical found footage film subjects frames and sequences taken from Soviet propaganda about women’s equality to a cinematic archaeology, unearthing a sensuous and discreetly subversive movement within the material’s interstices and ellipses.

1h 5m
Work or to Whom Does the World Belong

Work, or to Whom Does the World Belong Elisa Cepedal, 2019, Spain/UK, English, Spanish, and German with English subtitles

The dystopian reality of the modern-day working class is unpacked in Elisa Cepedal’s second feature, which recounts the history of the miners’ strikes in Asturias in the 1930s—which were violently suppressed by Franco’s military just two years before the start of the Spanish Civil War—alongside images of everyday life in the present: at supermarkets, classrooms, bingo halls, car repair shops, churrerías, and cinemas. A powerful work of montage that places the plight of Spanish labor in the first half of the 20th century in fascinating and at times jarring juxtaposition with our own fraught contemporary moment, Work, or… is a compact yet robust political documentary and a stirring call to action.

Bonus Content

2m
Art of the Real Trailer
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1m
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