2015 / 43 minutes

Directed by
Matteo Saltalippi Greca Campus
Country of production

Biographies of Struggle is a documentary analysing the longest steelworkers’ strike in Italy since the last wave of labour unrest in the 80s. The Terni ThyssenKrupp factory threatened by 550 job cuts and a partial closure is the framework where 11 participants express their discordant thoughts and opinions about the on-going 7 months dispute and 45-days-long strike. Drawing on their biographies and work experiences, the protagonists depict a fragmented portrait of one of the oldest Italian working class communities, while defending the local labour from the multinational’s capitalistic profit logic.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles
Location(s) depicted
Terni town and steel factory (Italy)