Rebel Wessex is a film about the invisible places of perception – things that are not seen or heard, only sensed through the strange force they leave inside our consciousness. Do we become who we become because of the way that the histories associated with certain landscapes and the social structures related to those histories impact on how we do and can construct our sense of self, or is human existence more than a brain inside a body that moves through time and space? What sort of energies exist beyond logic, beyond rationalization, beyond the material world as we know it? Is there an 'other' world, another place, another country that we can't see?
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED by Sarah-Mace Dennis REBEL WESSEX was produced and developed as part of Metro Screen and Screen Australia's Raw Nerve initiative in 2009.
STARRING Emma Galliano, Mike Duncan, Aleksei Wechter, Laura Burns, Matthew Burns.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAGHY Evan Papageorgiou, GAFFER AND KEY GRIP Willis Yee, MAKEUP Gina Rutherfurd, COSTUME DESIGNER Suzanne Dennis, EDITOR Adrian Rostirolla, COMPOSER Lawrence English, SOUND DESIGN AND MIX Linda Campbell, DIGITAL FX SUPERVISOR Luke Goddard, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER David Opitz, SUPERVISING PRODUCER Annmaree J Bell, PRODUCER Dejay Vi Nguyen, STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER Annalee Fortunado
The latest from the globaluprisings.org series on responses to the economic crisis...
The workers at the Vio.Me. Factory in Thessaloniki, Greece have quickly grown into a symbol of self-management internationally. After going on strike and occupying their factory, on February 12, 2013 they re-opened the factory and started production under worker's control. For many, the factory represents a new potential way forward for unemployed workers in Greece – seizing the means of production, running factories without bosses, producing only goods that are needed, and distributing them through solidarity networks.
“Every extra profit we make will be given out to people who need it. Our plan is to offer help to unemployed people or others who are in great need,” says Dimitrios Koumasiouras, a worker from Vio.Me.
This film tells the story of how the worker's re-opened the factory under self-management and looks to where the factory is headed now.