Occupy, Resist, Produce – Vio.Me.
2015, 00:30:17, 1080p25, color, sound
After Occupy, Resist, Produce – RiMaflow and Occupy, Resist, Produce – Officine Zero (n.b.k. co-production), Occupy.Resist. Produce – Vio.Me. marks the third work in the four-part film cycle, Occupy. Resist Produce (2014–2018), which deals with the occupation and self-organization of factories in Europe.
At the center of Occupy. Resist. Produce – Vio.Me. is a factory in Thessaloniki that once produced industrial adhesives, insulants, and chemical building materials. After a year-long strike, the workers decided to occupy the factory in July 2011 and set up a self-organized production of organic soaps and cleaning products under the brand name Vio.Me. By capturing meetings and conversations with the workers, as well as static, almost photographic images of the production sites themselves, Ressler and Azzellini accompany the workers on this self-determined path and make democratic processes visible.