2012: a year of massive protests all over the world. Spain is the centre stage of two general strikes against the government’s austerity plans. In Barcelona the demonstrators gather in various places in the city and the police use rubber bullets to control them. Shops and offices close, some of their own accord, others compelled by the events. During that period, the Liceu Theatre is playing Ludwig Minkus’ ballet, Don Quixote.
During the two days of the general strike, 32 students of Pompeu Fabra University’s Master in Creative Documentary take to the streets with their cameras to record the facts from different perspectives, following the guidelines of Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky. The result is a ‘film-ballet’ in which the characters, the sounds and the situations found are combined with Minkus’ music in a revealing mix that causes an unexpected effect.