The sound was deafening. The noise of the machines, the steps, the daily hustle of the more than a thousand workers, entering and leaving the shifts.
There were 12-hour days, people without holidays, a stolen youth so that the cloth would continue to leave the factory. The revolution came and everything changed. Strikes, picket strikes, worker’s rights. Then the globalisation came. The factory went down to close. We went back to it, with the former workers, the old and the young. The machines continue to work in the empty spaces, the ghosts wander illuminated by traces of light until the walls begin to fall.
Anabela Sousa, António Júlio, João Vladimiro, Ludgero Almeida, Paulo Mota, Vera Santos, Albino Machado, Américo Freire, António Fernandes, António Pacheco, Armindo Oliveira, Artur Silva, Clementina Azevedo, Constança Machado, Inês Pedrosa, Leandro Carneiro, Luís Carneiro and Joaquim Carneiro
Written, Photography and Direction
Colm O’Ciosoig and Rosie O’Reilly
José Carlos Morais