Scene from the film Factory to the Workers
Scene from the film Factory to the Workers
Scene from the film Factory to the Workers
Scene from the film Factory to the Workers
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Factory to the Workers

  • Croatia
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The documentary portraits the struggle for survival of ITAS, the only factory in Croatia which was taken over and defended by its workers during postwar privatization. Today the workers are trying to find a model of joint ownership. The author follows them day to day, vivisecting the concept of workers self-management in the time of market economy and giving a close look of industry on the EU periphery. Interpersonal relations, formal and informal hierarchies, decision making processes and workers’ (self)critique form a complex narrative structure which shows the conditions of collective action.


  • Original title
    Tvornice radnicima
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Srđan Kovačević
  • DOP
    Srđan Kovačević
  • Editing
    Damir Čučić
  • Sound
    Ranko Pauković
  • Duration
    105 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Croatia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Trieste Film Festival
    • Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2021
    • Doclisboa International Film Festival 2021
    • Sarajevo Film Festival 2021
    • Munich International Documentary Festival 2022
    • True/False Film Festival 2022 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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