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Organizing the (Im)possible

dir. Carme Gomila, Tonina Matamalas / Spain / 2017 / 14 min. / Polish premiere

Section: Reinventing Tomorrow

The film is shown as part of the screening of the film "The history of certain panties, or where the clothes come from"


Directors: Carme Gomila, Tonina Matamalas

Screenplay: Carme Gomila, Tonina Matamalas, Las Kellys 

Animation: Tonina Matamalas, Mará­a Berzosa, Katu Huidobro, Donata Schmidt-Werther

Cinematography: Carme Gomila, Tonina Matamalas

Editing:  Carme Gomila

Sound: Aurora Bauzá

Music: Aurora Bauzá

Producers: Carme Gomila, Tonina Matamalas

World sales: Carme Gomila, Tonina Matamalas

Language: Spanish


“Las Kellys”, the Spanish association of hotel Chambermaids organized outside majority unions, are struggling to improve the working conditions and empower women workers trapped in the precarity of the feminized labour market. Within the 15th minutes that they have to clean up a room, the different issues such as employment precarity, feminization of the invisible workload, health and medicalization, the politics of tourism, migration, community organizing and resistance braid together mapping the complexity that they are facing.


Festival de Málaga (Biznaga de plata), London Feminist Film Festival (Best Short Film), Festival Audiovisual de los Montes de Maria (“Cinta de sueños” Award), MICGénero, L’Alternativa - Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Globale Film Festival Berlin, Furora Film Festival, REX Animation Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, Artículo 31 Film Fest (Special Mention), VIS Vienna Shorts



Born in Maó (Menorca, Spain) in, 1987. She has a background in Fine Arts, specialized in Video Art and Documentary, Barcelona University, Spain (2010) and Universidad de Guadalajara, México (2009); Master in Digital Arts - UPF Barcelona, Spain (2014). Nowadays she works on live video for performance and developing projects about creative experimentation with feminism and technology. Member of “Cooperativa de Tècniques” a feminist cooperative of audiovisual technicians; “Atzur” live visual making collective and Impremta Collectiva de Can Batlló, a selforganized letterpress print shop in Barcelona.

Born in Andratx (Mallorca, Spain) in 1987. She has a background in Fine Arts, specialized in Video and Documentary. Graduated in Barcelona University, Spain (2010); Cooper Union University, New York (2008). Nowadays she works in illustration, visual communication and experimental animation. The last projects she has been working on are: long term documentary drawing project about abortion, sexual and reproductive freedom and as a color designer for the 90min Animation Movie “1917 The real october”, directed by Katrin Rothe (2016).


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