The Mondragon Experiment
This 1980 BBC documentary explores the formation of the federation of cooperative enterprises in the Basque region of Spain, the MONDRAGON Corporation. The cooperative was first formed in 1956 in Mondragón, and at the time produced paraffin heaters. Today, the network encompasses over 250 companies and organizations and employs over 70,000 workers. The BBC documentary discusses the drive for Basque independence, the Spanish Civil War, and formation of autonomous regions in defiance of Franco.