In this short film, the voices of workers in the Argentine textile industry cooperatives tell their stories of belonging and struggle against a system that threatens their model of association.
AWARDS: Honorable Mention. International Human Rights Film Festival/ Mention To Narrative Treatment. Rosario National Film and Video Documentary Festival/ Best Latin American Documentary. Latin American Short Film Festival Social Images/ Best National Short Film. Bariloche Audiovisual Festival/ Best Photography. Bariloche Audiovisual Festival/ Best Documentary. United Workers Film Fest/ 1st Prize Medium Documentary. International Short Film Competition Roberto Di Chiara/ Best International Short Film. Chiloé International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse/ Curta Kinoforum Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de São Paulo/ FESAALP/ L' Alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona/ Festival de Cine y Video Documental de Rosario/ Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos de Panamá/ Festival Latinoamericano de Cortometrajes IMAGENESOCIALES/ Annual Festival de Cine de Macedonia/ Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Cremona/ III Festival Nacional de Cortometrajes Calzate estos cortos/ Festival Internacional de Cine de Chiloé/ Semana de Cine Latinoamericano
C.I.T.A. The struggle of cooperatives in Argentina
In Argentina, during 2015, productivity in the textile sector dropped to 40%. In 2016 it dropped to 60%. Since the change of government occurred in 2015, 6,000 worker cooperatives have been deregistered nationwide.
C.I.T.A recounts the resistance and fighting spirit of a group of workers to continue operating cooperatively fighting against the different neoliberal policies that threaten Argentina's national industry.