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by Elisa Cepedal


A housing estate once more becomes a battlefield as strikers and police clash. After the failure of the last strike, workers are faced between the choice of action or apathy. The children of the estate, the only witnesses to the cycle of turmoil. Work or To Whom Does The World Belong observes a mining community through the prism of ethno-fiction, as it negotiates the decline of the same industry that enabled its emergence. A long period of deindustrialisation affecting the whole region gives way to a decaying landscape of pit-heads and slag heaps.

international title: Work, or to Whom Does the World Belong
original title: El trabajo o a quién le pertenece el mundo
country: Spain, United Kingdom
year: 2019
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: Elisa Cepedal
film run: 65'
screenplay: Elisa Cepedal
cast: Tom Wandrag, Oscar González Larrea, Raúl Álvarez Suárez, Ángel Toral González, David Andrade, Noel Benavente Díaz, Lisardo Suárez Ferández, Ernesto González Argüelles, David Blanco Martínez
cinematography by: Daniel Chaytor
film editing: Elisa Cepedal
art director: Carmen Vázquez Fuentes
producer: Aida Gaitero, Daniel Chaytor
executive producer: Marta F. Crestelo
production: Freews, Chaytor Industries
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