THE LEGACY OF THE CIVIL WAR - eps. 5
Director(s): Mike MAGIDSON – Writer(s): Mike MAGIDSON, Alba Lombardia, Audrey Valtille Contact Print page
When we fly over Spain today, we discover that Francoist dictatorship has cultivated its own memory of the civil war. A war that lasted nearly three years - from July 1936 to April 1939 - and caused more than 600,000 civilian and military casualties.
But the dictatorial regime, which has dominated the country from the civil war until the death of Franco in 1975, has failed to erase all traces of its abuses or to completely confiscate the meaning of these tragic events.
Seen from the sky, we discover Belchite, Guernica, The statues in tribute to Franco: Melilla, Madrid, Toledo, the Valle de los Caidos, the mass graves of the victims of the Franco regime, but also the Costa del Sol buried under concrete… which acted as a metaphor for the wall of silence and restrictions under which Francoism had m