In 1984, 11 miners locked themselves inside the mercury mines of Almadén (Southern Spain) for 11 days to demand better working conditions. 35 years later, an emigrated local filmmaker comes back to post-industrial Almadén with the idea of making a film about the mining strike. What starts as a reenactment of a past strike turns into a social movement attracting media attention throughout Spain.

The participants increasingly feel closer to the strikers of 1984, than to protagonists of a reenactment film. As in 1984, the community’s support for the strikers is overwhelming. Politicians worry that this film project is turning into a social conflict. Tensions arise between participants, the mine management and the filmmakers. And the 11th day is fast approaching…