Living utopia (Vivir la utopia) – Unique documentary on Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution (1936)

“Vivir la Utopia” (Living Utopia) is a unique 1997 feature-length documentary by Juan Gamero (Spanish with English subtitles) which chronicles the origins and evolution of the Spanish anarchist movement and its important role during the Spanish Revolution (1936-1939).

The largest anarchist community of its kind in Europe at the time, millions of peasants and urban workers successfully established a society based on equality, mutual aid, participatory democracy and self-organization – all without a central state or government. This fascinating yet largely unknown non hierarchical sociopolitical experiment was eventually destroyed by forces from inside and outside the country.

Featuring rare archival footage and interviews with surviving participants, Living Utopia is considered to be one of the most important documentaries on the subject and what it lacks in high-brow cinematic quality it makes up for with the passion of the people whose story it tells.

Σαν σήμερα πριν 80 χρόνια ξεκινά η ακολουθία των γεγονότων που λίγες μέρες αργότερα θα οδηγήσει στην ισπανική επανάσταση.

Το “Ζώντας την Ουτοπία” θεωρείται ένα από τα καλύτερα ντοκιμαντέρ για το θέμα.

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