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DIRECTOR: Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar

Awarded the top prize at this year’s Sheffield Doc Fest, this is a courageous examination of Spain’s ongoing failure to confront the crimes of the Franco dictatorship. Filmed over six years, it combines archive footage with recent interviews to reveal a country where streets and squares are still named after fascist generals and historical amnesia has been encouraged by law. A devastating indictment of a culture of repression and a moving portrayal of the victims who still continue to fight for justice.

 

We are delighted to welcome specialists in Spanish history to host a debate with the audience after both screenings. The post-screening debate on October 30th will be hosted by Prof. Paul Preston and Dr Bryan Cameron.

Prof. Paul Preston is an English historian and Hispanist, biographer of Franco, specialist in Spanish history, in particular the Spanish Civil War, which he has studied for more than 30 years. He is the winner of multiple awards for his books on the Spanish Civil War.

Dr Bryan Cameron is University Lecturer in Modern Spanish Literature and Culture at Selwyn College (Cambridge University). Cameron's research centers on modern Spanish culture with a focus on literary, filmic, and ideological production from the eighteenth century to the present. He has also worked on cultural output from (post-) crisis Spain, examining protest movements, narrative and documentary cinema, and visual print media from 2008 to the present.

 

 

The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge and the Eastern region but also throughout the UK.