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"No Job Land" originally published in Narratively for its "Patchwork of Poverty" week and produced by Olmo Calvo, Eva Filgueira, and Gabriel Pecot.
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NO JOB LAND
"Five years ago, Spain was flush with cash and the sky was the limit. Today, millions of unemployed citizens are clinging to their homes, despairing for the future—and demanding that their government finally take a stand."
The global financial crisis and a culture of real estate speculation gone bad has had a desperate effect on once-wealthy Spain, where there are now millions of unemployed citizens, many on the verge of social exclusion. Now, they are self-organizing and bringing their grief to the streets, demanding the government take a stance to defend the future of their families.
Olmo Calvo is a Spanish freelance photojournalist, member and cofounder of the SUB photography cooperative in Buenos Aires. He lives in Madrid and never leaves his cameras at home.
Eva Filgueira is a freelance journalist and multimedia editor based in Madrid. She loves storytelling and has done multimedia projects for Magnum Photos (NYC).
Gabriel Pecot is a freelance photojournalist and multimedia producer living in Madrid, Spain. Since he discovered audio and motion, nothing was the same again .