By Bristol Radical Film Festival
Feb 7, 2014
Provocative, mature and cinematic, Luca Bellino and Silvia Luzi’s award-winning documentary explores the 15-month struggle of militant factory workers in Milan to save their plant from closure. The stakes are raised when the workers occupy and over 8 days in 2009 their fight against the bosses, the police and the union becomes a symbol of the crisis in Italy. Expertly combining the heat of battle with ice-cold political analysis, On the Art of War is both a complex evocation of 21st-century class struggle and an object lesson in how to fight and win.