COMMON STRUGGLES. A journey with European movements for the commons

“Common Struggles” is a documentary that tells the story of the search for the meaning of Common Goods (Commons) in Central and Eastern Europe. European Alternatives (EA) — an organisation that advocates democracy and equality beyond the nation state- together with Rome’s Teatro Valle Occupato began in 2012 a transnational discussion over the meaning of the Commons beyond borders. The desire to find out more about different struggles for the re-appropriation or the protection of commons goods in former communist and socialist societies gone through years of privatization took them through Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria. This took the form of a “caravan of the common goods”, made up of different actors and other occupants of the Teatro Valle, who travelled across Central and Eastern Europe to visit cities who were participating to the Transeuropa Festival, EA’s cultural festival that took place in 14 European cities in May 2012.

Directed by: Cecilia Anesi
Filmed by: Cecilia Anesi, Davide Starinieri, Giulio Rubino
Edited by: Cecilia Anesi, Gianmarco Giometti
Graphics and animation: Gianmarco Giometti, Diego Parbuono
Sound engineering: Marcello Fantera
Music: Municipale Balcanica
Production year: 2012
Length: 27′
Type: documentary
Genre: cultural/social/
Country: Italy/Romania/Serbia/Bulgaria/Europe
Produced by: European Alternatives
Distributed by: European Alternatives
Release date: October 2012
Projection Format: colour
Original title: Common Struggles
Other title: A journey with European movements for the commons


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