-Let's go away!
-Because we are waiting !
(Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett)
October 2010. The historical building of Fiat Grandi Motori in Turin is going to be dismantled. Two Rumanian homeless, Mihai and Andrei – modern beckettian heroes- and the quiet veteran of the abandoned factory -Gica– called the “managing director” live in a limbo of alternating moments of desperation and histerical euphoria, of departures and returns, of repressed violence and deep humanity. The abandoned factory, demolished by excavators and invaded by workers, becomes the stage of their personal “tragicomedy” whose last act will stretch over the final phase of demolition.
The main reasons that led us to the planning and production of the documentary “The Factory is Full” have been on one hand the recording of an historical moment in the evolution of the city of Turin (city/factory) through the demolition of one specific factory, Officine Grandi Motori: leading factory of Fiat’s production for Land, Sea and Sky. On the other hand the will to compare two realities very dear and important for the authors: the labour movement and the reality of immigration, both involved in the process of transformation of the Industrial Capitalist System. Process that has found its meeting and clashing point inside the structure, now in decline, of the factory Officine Grandi Motori.