Carmen Sarasua


Por un reenfoque del análisis feminista de la crisis, Con la A (digital magazine), 31, August 2014 +

Crímenes económicos contra la humanidad, (with Lourdes Benería), El País, 3/29/2011 +

¿A quién afecta el recorte del gasto? (with Lourdes Benería), El País, 10/28/2010 +

La culpa del paro es de los trabajadores, (with Lourdes Benería), El País, 11/24/2009 +


Carmen Sarasúa
2000 Barreiros: Mecánico, Industrial, Creador, scriptwriter, Eduardo Barreiros Foundation and Compañía Independiente de Televisión S.L. for Documanía, 51 min

This documentary analyzes Eduardo Barreiros’s creation of a truck and automobile company that expanded throughout Spain during the 1950s. His company was the first private firm in the sector, competing with public-sector firms. The documentary examines the keys to the company’s success, as well as the causes of its final difficulties: weak internal demand, Spain’s limited export capacity, and scarcity of credit.

Carmen Sarasúa
1998 La Primera Oportunidad. Las Mujeres de la Herencia del 98, scriptwriter, Canal +, 104 min

Women's access to education and white-collar professions changed Spanish society and its economy. Chapter I of this documentary begins with the 1868 revolution and the First Republic, showing the obstacles faced by the first women students in colleges and universities. Chapter II introduces the ‘modern’ women of the turn of the century, professionals of the 1920s and 1930s (with interviews of some), the Spanish suffrage movement, the strong impulse for modernization provided by the Second Republic, and the end of all this with the establishment of the dictatorship in 1939.

Carmen Sarasúa
1994 Trabajo Textil, scriptwriter, Secretaría de la Mujer de CC.OO., 31 min

Spain’s textile sector was greatly affected by the economic crisis of the 1970s and industrial restructuring in the 1980s. This documentary shows the problems faced by the sector after Spain's entrance into the European Economic Community in 1986 and the consequent dismantling of protectionist measures. It also covers unions’ struggles to maintain employment, the impact of technological innovation on workers, and the final shutdown of many firms that were unable to compete in the international market.

Carmen Sarasúa
1991 Cigarreras, scriptwriter, Secretaría de la Mujer de CC.OO., 27 min

Tobacco factories were Spain’s largest industrial concerns—by number of workers and production volume—during most of the 19th century. This documentary examines the tobacco sector, which was highly feminized, by focusing on the tobacco factory of Madrid. Using a variety of sources, it reconstructs the work and living conditions of the women employed there.