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Spain in Crisis: A Collective Response

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This crucial collection offers a fresh and much-needed perspective from artists and activists alike on the current Spanish fiscal crisis and the 15M movement, which influenced popular protests around the world, including the USA’s own Occupy Wall Street. At a time of global economic crisis, Spain in Crisis: A Collective Response could not be more necessary or timely. The film compilation includes:

Flavio G. García, Isaki Lacuesta and David Varela,
Spain / 2011-2013 / 22 min / Spanish with English subtitles
Spanish Revolution?  is a series of shorts made by prominent Spanish audiovisual artists, who attempt to observe, analyze, and understand a society weakened by the political and financial crisis.

Monumental History of Modern-Day Spain (Historia Monumental de la España Contemporánea), by David Varela
Spain / 2013 / 7 min
Some long steps towards today.

Video-Dérives: Sol, by Flavio G. García
Spain / 2011 / 5 min
An exploration of how citizens register images during social protests. A work shot during the May 15th events initiated by the Real Democracy Now movement in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol, also known as the Spanish Revolution.

The Killing of the Pig (La Matança Del Porc), by Isaki Lacuesta
Spain-USA / 2012 / 10 min
A moral portrait of Barcelona and, by extension, Spain in the year 2012. It is the story of a real-estate consultant and an amateur filmmaker who, in the 1970s, fought for democracy and who now thinks it has been perverted and manipulated. He sharpens his claws and plans a couple of alternatives that could put an end to a crisis “created for us by bankers and profiteers.”

Stéphane M. Grueso
Spain / 2012 / 75 min / Spanish with English subtitles
On May 15th, 2011, tens of thousands of citizens occupied streets and squares in Spain for what was going to be the beginning of the biggest social change in Spanish society. This feature documentary offers a complex portrait of a movement whose effects can be seen throughout the world, most notably in the USA’s own Occupy Wall Street.

Films in this compilation were selected from PRAGDA's popular curated program, "Spain in Crisis: The Spanish Crash and the ‘Indignados’ Movement.”

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