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Film Screening - On the Art of War, 20 September

Producer: Margherita di Paola
Date: Friday, 20 September, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College

Film: On the Art of War
Milan, August 2009. Four workers climb a 20 meter high gantry crane inside the hangar of the INNSE, the last active factory in Milan. They threaten to throw themselves down to stop the dismantling of the machineries and the closure of the factory they work in. The hangar is surrounded by dozens of policemen and supporters from all over Italy and Europe. The four workers resist for 8 days at 40 in only a few square meters. They resist because they have a clear strategy and an organized army. They know their territory and their enemy. It is not a simple struggle: there are clear rules, it is a workable paradigm for all forms of struggle.

The Producer:
Margherita Di Paola is a film festival programmer and a film producer. In 2008 she was appointed US Correspondent for the Venice Biennale, and since then she has been working for the Rome International Film Festival and the Aruba International Film Festival. After many years in Los Angeles managing multilingual sets for cinema and TV she produced her first feature length documentary On the Art of War in 2012. She is now developing documentary projects in South Africa and Italy.

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