Pieces of Madrid


The protest, dissidence and creativity of those who rebel in spain against State-Capital continues to weave together forms of life at the margins of/in opposition to domination.  At the heart of all that 15M and parallel movements in the country have brought to the fore is a practice of revolution, multiplied in a plurality of forms, that constructs spaces and times of relative autonomy that become the living soil for the further proliferation of such spaces and times; a seemingly endless cycle of resonances for the generation of potentialities, a sort of permanent revolution through the generation of autonomous, self-managed assemblies that replicate, sustain, interweave with each giving rise to a living archipelago of free forms of human community.

From Global Uprisings and Brandon Jourdan, a short video chronicle of spain’s contemporary rebellion in Madrid …

This short documentary explores ongoing resistance and self-organization in the midst of the economic and social crisis in Madrid, Spain.

As social conditions continue to deteriorate across the country, people have been turning to the streets and to each other to find for solutions to the crisis. This film tells a story of the massive mobilization that saw millions of people converge on Madrid on March 22nd 2014, the story of the proliferation of social centers, community gardens, self-organized food banks, and the story of large-scale housing occupations by and for families that have been evicted. The film pieces together many of the creative ways that people have been coping with crisis and asks what the future may hold for Spain.

Filmed and edited in March/April 2014, it is part of the Global Uprisings documentary series.


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