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 concerning them. Right to work against owner’s right…which legitimacy will overtake ?
From this unique and symbolic place, the film offers to dive in the heart of self-management and to testify about today’s Argentina.