Bauen Hotel



Directed by

Didier Zyserman in collaboration with Jérémie Reichenbach

Written by

Didier Zyserman in collaboration with Jérémie Reichenbach


52’ et 85’


The Hotel Bauen was build in Buenos Aires in 1978, under the military dictatorship. In December 2001, while the country sinks in a deep economic crisis, it goes bankrupt; its employees are being made redundant. Left in disarray, about thirty ex-employees invest the place in March 2003, they become the Bauen workers cooperative. They rehabilitate the infrastructures and open for customers in march 2004. Since then, they’ve been working in a profit share self-management system; sharing tasks and salaries, voting at each assembly for every decision that concerns them. Between the right to work and owner’s rights, which legitimacy will overtake ?

From this unique and symbolic place, the film proposes a dive in the heart of self-management and to testify about today’s Argentina.

Télé Bocal

  •  Un Monde par Tous Foundation
  • CNC (Help for writing, development and production)
  • Périphérie

Télé Bocal

Dynamo Production

(Main festivals)

  • Meetings of latino-american cinema 2011 (Bordeaux, France) : People’s choice Award
  • International festival of Human Rights Film 2011 (Paris, France) : Official selection
  • Surrealidades festival 2010 (Festival about environment and human rights, Bogota, Colombia) : Best documentary Award
  • Views on the cinema of the world 2010 (Rouen, France) : Best documentary Award

Dynamo Production

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