It’s the 1970s in Geneva. Women’s work is constant: whether in the factory, or at home, the world turns because it’s on their shoulders. If they stop, everything stops. And a strike is the perfect motto to use their voices. An inventive look at issues that are still so pressing.
It is 1973, in Geneva, but it could be anywhere in the West today. “Work and be free” seems like an encouraging phrase for women at the time of their initiation into the working environment. However, access to public space has a bitter taste because it does not necessarily mean a break with private space. Quite the contrary, it means accumulation of work – of the factory, of the house, of the children. What is needed for these voices to be heard and for the work of care to be recognised? After all, as Silvia Federici says: “What they call love, we call unpaid work”. (Jéssica Pestana)