Preuzmimo Benčić is an experimental film made in collaboration with 67 young performers in Rijeka, Croatia. Part documentary, part fiction, the film follows the activities and reflections of the children during a six-week period when they occupied the H and T buildings of the former worker-managed Rikard Benčić factory in Rijeka. The site has been sitting empty and deteriorating since it was closed and workers fired during the transformations of the early 1990s, and it is currently proposed to be developed as the site of the city’s cultural institutions, creative industries, and a hotel.
The full colour book features essays by Ivana Golob, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Una Bauer, and Alissa Firth-Eagland, and an introduction by Shawn Van Sluys. All texts are presented in both English and Croatian (Hrvatski).