Les Hommes Du Port (1995)

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - Social History, Social Issues, Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - France, Switzerland  |  
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The stevedores of the port of Genoa are a disappearing breed. This documentary explores their plight. For many decades the dock workers and their self-managed union were a powerful force in the sea-side city, but with the encroachment of technology and changes in industry, their number has been slashed 90% over the years. Also making matters worse is the new highway that has isolated the docks from the rest of the city, creating an area of slums and poverty.

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dockworker, port