jueves, 3 de abril de 2014

Los Colonos del Caudillo / Franco's Settlers - el documental se estrena el 12 de abril

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SITIO OFICIAL de Los colonos del Caudillo

"Franco's Settlers" is a splendid, beautifully constructed and important film about a vital subject matter, one of the best on the previously unspoken, or hidden, modern history of Spain. I've researched Spain’s post Civil War period myself but Franco's settlements were new to me, as were many stories in the film, and this appalling experiment in social engineering came as a shock. Yet the film is well balanced and, most importantly, allows all sides speak for themselves. The archive footage, much of which not seen for decades, and the numerous contemporary interviews only confirms how heavily Franco’s shadow still hangs over Spain.

This fine and disturbing documentary needs to be seen worldwide, but especially in Spain.
(Bob Flynn, Film Journalist, The Times) 

The film has been compared to the literary work by Rafael Chirbes (The Long March, The Fall of Madrid) and the filmic examinations by Claude Lanzmann (Shoa) and Eberhard Fechner (The Trial). As those works did, Franco's Settlers differentiates itself favorably in aesthetic and content from current more sensation ridden and, at times, cheesy films by using a calm rhythm and cadence, which could be described as "discreetly haunting". Therefore the film becomes timeless and simultaneously highly topical. (BAFICI FILM FESTIVAL BUENOS AIRES)


We are happy to announce the kick-off of "ambulant cinemas", which starts with the Spanish premiere of the highly acclaimed film "Franco's Settlers" at the village Llanos del Caudillo (The high plains of Franco). More screenings all over Spain, please see below. Llanos del Caudillo, Saturday 12, at 19 hours, with the invited protagonists. This will be a unique and unrepeatable occasion because defenders and non-defenders of Franco will be present at the screening. How will the protagonists in the film react towards the description of their own story on the big screen? How will they react towards the recent events in Argentina where soon a trial against Franco¹s dictatorship will take place?
After the screening there will be a debate and a Q&A. Confirmed guests are: Román Orozco (journalist), Cristóbal Gómez Benito (sociologist and expert on the Francoist settlements) Raúl Herrero Solano (victim of torture in the prisons of the Spanish Security Police), Santiago Sánchez (mayor of Llanos del Caudillo) and the two filmmakers. Also the  mayors of 9 other settlement villages will be present.
Due to many up-front reservations and limited seats we highly recommend that the media send all inquiries to info@playloud.org.

AvilésSunday, April 13th, at 20:30 hours - Centro Niemeyer (with the filmmakers, other guests TBA)
San SebastiánMonday, April 14th, at 19:30 hours - Sala Arrasate de Kutxabank (with the filmmakers, other guests TBA)
BilbaoTuesday, April 15th, at 19:30 hours - Paraninfo-Bizkaia Aretoa - (with the filmmakers and Professor Josu Chueca)
MadridWednesday, April 16th, at 20:30 hours - Cineteca Matadero (with the filmmakers and Professor Cristóbal Gómez Benito. Other guests TBA)
Madrid, Thursady, April 17th- Club de Amigos de la UNESCO (with the filmmakers, other guests TBA)
AlbaceteTuesday, April 22nd - Cine Capitol – Ciclo de cine jurídico de la Facultad de Derecho ((with the filmmakers and Tomás Vicente Ballesteros and Fernando Rovetta Klyver)

Buenos Aires, Latin American premiere at Festival BAFICI:
Friday, April 4th, at 16:50 hours - Cines Village Recoleta 2 - debate with Dietmar Post and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Sunday, April 6th, at 15:30 hours - Centro Cultural San Martín - debate with Dietmar Post and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Saturday, April 12th, at 20:05 hours - Cines Village Recoleta
Buenos AiresSaturday, April 5th, at 9:00 hours at UBA, with Dietmar Post, and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
TucumánTuesday, April 8th, at 19:30 hours, with Dietmar Post, Laura Morales (Centro Cultural Municipal), judge Valentina García Salemi

CórdobaWednesday, April 9th, at 19:30 hours, with Carlos Lascano, former state minister of justice, Dietmar Post and an anthropologist of the historic memory group.

CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN: Please support ambulant cinemas to enable its continuation this up-coming summer
We would like to take advantage of such good news and expand “ambulant cinemas” and keep presenting the film this coming summer in Spain, later also in other countries.
After a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2012 and knowing the difficulties to finance such a film tour we have decided to organize a new campaign, in which we will offer for a limited time the online version of the film and the excellent and acclaimed silk-screen prints by German painter Daniel Richter.
Find all the information about the campaign here: http://playloud.org/francossettlerscrowdfunding.html
If you wish to participate in organizing screenings and/or know of places, which might be interested in showing the film please contact the filmmakers at info@playloud.org.


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