Catarina Alves Costa
Textile Factory. National Highway 206. North of Portugal, in the River Ave Valley.
In my search for personal experiences of school, I came across the everyday life and routine of a factory that never shuts down, day or night, and those who work in there. The film shows an 80 years old textile factory. With 1200 workers, the factory exports 80% of its production to Germany, the EUA and Japan producing high quality textile for Armani and Hugo Boss. The factory still belongs to the Oliveira family. Inside its corridors and enormous machines, we follow the workers daily life as they talk about different professional and scholar experiences.