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On the Art of War

On the Art of War

Milan, August 2009. Four workers climb a 20 meters 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 perfectly 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.

Luca Bellino is director and teacher of documentary cinema at the University Roma III specialized in documentaries about migration.
Silvia Luzi is a journalist and reporter specialized in international affairs, working for important Italian newspapers.
Together they produced and directed in 2008 the documentary LA MINACCIA (The Threat) about Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution. It received several awards. DELL’ARTE DELLA GUERRA (On the Art of War, 2013, doc) competed at Rome FF 2013.

European Panorama Documentary 2014

Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi

Italy / United States 2012
DCP / color
85 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Giorgio Carella, Vania Tegamelli
Editing
Luca Bellino
Sound
Paolo Benvenuti, Stefano Grosso, Marzia Cord
Music
Nicolò Mulas
Cast
Vincenzo Acerenza, Fabio Bottaferla, Luigi Esposito, Massimo Merlo, and INNSE Milan workers and supporters

Production

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