Darío Doria | Documentary

2004 | 80 minutes | Argentina

When a bread stick company is abandoned by its owners due to bankruptcy, its sixteen workers make up their minds to occupy, live, and resist to save the company.


Indebted and in bankruptcy, the bread stick company "Grissinópoli" is abandoned by its owners. Despite this fact, its sixteen workers make up their minds to occupy, live and resist in their working posts in an attempt to prevent the company from disappearing. By forming a particular co-operative, they try to keep the factory in motion by their own means, but this desperate and utopian response to the increasing unemployment is not an easy way out.

Having precarious scholastic achievement - not even Elementary School completed for many of them - these workers have to face lawyers and legislators in order to get an Expropriation Law, that might turn things to their favour, passed. In a short while, daily life, the fear of dislodging, the lack of money and their inexperience to manage a company will complicate things even more.


""Grissinopoli" is interesting and moving because it shows the real faces of a problem that is often talked about a lot, but in a generic and impersonal way." - Fernando López, La Nacion

Main credits

Doria, Dario (film director)
Camardella, Luis (film producer)
Camardella, Luis (screenwriter)

Other credits

Music, Martin de Aguirre, Sebastian Ruiz.

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Visions du Réel International Film Festival; Human Rights International Film Festival, Biarritz Latin Film Festival; Rosario Latin American Video Festival; Docupolis International Documentary Festival of Barcelona; International Documentary Film Festival of Buenos Aires; Toronto Latin Film Festival; FIDOCS Santiago International Documentary Film Festival; FILMAR Latin American Film Festival; Toulouse Latin America Film Festival; Brasilian International Documentary Film Festival; Uruguay International Film Festival; Syracuse Film Festival; Mayworks Festival Of Working People; Oslo Dokumentarkino; Munich International Documentary Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Darío Doria


YEAR: 2004

GENRE: Documentary


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adult



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