Vivir la Utopía (Living Utopia) - Anarchism in Spain
Spanish with English subtitles
(Release date) 1997
Living Utopia is a unique documentary that blends the historical account of the origins and development of the Spanish anarchist movement, and the revolution of 1936 — illustrating an anarchist society in action.
Workers opened communal cafes where people could eat for free. Communities set up food committees to arrange food supply with the countryside — market commerce and money was replaced in many areas by distribution according to need. Free schools, universities and health programs were set up and administrated by the workers themselves. Rural areas were collectivized. This experience, in which about 8 million people participated, showed that anarchist organization of society could indeed work in practice.