Balkan Dox

Factory to the Workers

Tvornice radnicima

2021 — 105' / Color



Croatia, 2005. A machine tools plant is taken over by its workers. It turns into the only successful example of a factory occupation in post-socialist Europe. Ten years after this revolutionary turning point, the rebellious employee behind the occupation now strives to prevent a production shutdown. Sustainability depends on the sacrifices of the workers protecting their livelihood from the threats of a ruthless economy. For 5 years, director Srdan Kovacevic follows the inside story of the people who struggle to keep the once prestigious factory running. A decade later, the question remains: can the slogan “Factory to the Workers” be kept alive, or is it just a utopian dream?

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Director Biography

Srđan Kovačević, born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia in 1982. Received MA degree in cinematography on Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Zagreb in 2009. From year 2000. Working as cameraman for various independent regional film and tv productions (FADE IN, PRO.BA, DRUGI PLAN, FACTUM, RESTART, etc.). Shooting documentary films, TV-series, reportage and short films.

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Srđan Kovačević


Luka Venturin

Sabina Krešić


Srđan Kovačević


Damir Čučić


Ranko Pauković


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