To Exist is to Resist

Matias Lecoq. 2008. Venezuela. vo Spanish. 51’

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To Exist is to Resist is the testimony of a fight that goes beyond the borders of the country where it takes place: the fight for a home. The film offers a reflection on private property from the perspective of those who have already taken over more than 160 buildings in the country of the Bolivarian Revolution. Throughout the film, we are taken into the heart of the “National Committee for the Homeless” by means of its main protagonists, dreamer-soldiers, “tomadores”, who take abandoned buildings in order to give them back to the people who built their ceilings and walls, and could only look at the locked door from the outside...