Screened as part of TOAFF16
This beautifully restrained documentary follows individuals of all ages and social backgrounds, who meet weekly at a community centre – the eponymous Farm of Passage – in the Catalonian city of Sabadell.
The group’s objective is to prevent evictions by providing legal advice, challenging banks’ lending terms or, as a last resort, advocating outright civil disobedience. As members share their stories and seek help from one another, the Farm of Passage offers a tangible chance, for those who have been left behind, to build a new sense of dignity: one born of defiance and mutual support.
Exploring the realities behind the statistics, the film provides fascinating insight into a community’s fundamental refusal to be defeated by unjust economic policies.