For the War to End, the Walls Should Have Crumbled

Rated NR 52 minutes

This documentary looks back to the momentous events of Belgium's general strike in 1960, focusing here on the efforts of Edmond G. and colleagues at the Cockerill steel plant in Seraing to organize and publish a workers' newspaper in secret between 1961 and 1969. A stirring depiction of communal resistance, For the War to End… also offers an insightful portrait of the Dardennes' own hometown, revisiting the sites of labor and tracing the routes of the newspaper's circulation, providing a poetic tribute to Seraing's industrial urban landscape.

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Director: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

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