Audience award: 25. Ji.hlava IDFF // Short Joy

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The Stonebreakers

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Year 
2021
Country
  • Argentina 
Runtime
17min 
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SHORT JOY // In 1908, Argentinian stonebreakers went on what was to become the longest strike in the country’s history. Only a few testimonies and no pictorial documents have been preserved. Sixty years later, a feature film was shot about the incident, which, however, ignored the presence of women among the strikers. Azul Aizenberg set out on an exciting search for fragments of a history long-forgotten to emphasise the importance of this event for the persisting fight for the rights of exploited social groups. „In the words of Jonas Mekas, the history of cinema is an invisible history: history of friends getting together to do what they love. And, in that case, the history of comrades that fought for revolution.

„In the words of Jonas Mekas, the history of cinema is an invisible history: history of friends getting together to do what they love. And, in that case, the history of comrades that fought for revolution.“ A. Aizenberg

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  • Original Title
    Las Picapedreras
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Azul Aizenberg
  • Editing
    Azul Aizenberg
  • Sound
    Esteban Bellotto
  • Runtime
    17 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    • Argentina
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White

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