A Tornallom is a documentary about the struggle to defend de irrigated area used for cultivation known as La Huerta de Valencia. It shows us images and testimonies of the events that occurred between September 2002 and March 2003, when more than 200 residents of La Punta (in the Huerta area) were evicted from their houses. The villages were demolished and the fields bulldozed to make room for the ZAL (logistics activities zone) of the Port of Valencia, which is planned to take up around 600,000 square meters, most of the area of La Huerta.
A tornallom shows the lifestyle of the inhabitants of La Punta who were evicted for the expansion of the Port. The documentary recounts the legal, physical and emotional fight of the neighborhood (small owners with young people in the squatting movement) to prevent the demolition program. It includes scenes with demonstrations, protest actions, concerts in support, statements of the authorities (including from the mayor), as the views of sociologist Josep Vicent Marqués, the clash between advocates and implementers, and , evictions and enderrocaments which involved the disappearance of the neighborhood and an ineffective resettlement neighborhood.
“A Tornallom", is what the agricultural workers of La Huerta call the way they swap work amongst themselves. For heavy agricultural tasks workers usually help each other, pooling their efforts to do the work on one person’s field and going on to another the next day until all the work is done. That's working ‘a tornallom’: work in exchange for work.