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.



dockworker, port