Unearthing the Past: A Boat Laden with... (a film about buried memories of the Spanish Civil War)
This documentary centres upon the recent publication (2012) of the text Un barco cargado de… (A Boat Laden with…) which comprises a series of articles by the Basque author Cecilia G. de Guilarte originally written in 1972 upon her return to Spain from exile, but prevented from publication under Franco’s dictatorship. The documentary unearths Cecilia G. de Guilarte’s testimony of her journey to Mexico in 1940 as a political refugee.
Following the screening Dr Mónica Jato leads a discussion about the difficulties of researching, writing and conveying these memories of the still controversial Spanish past.
Date: Mon 18 Mar, 11am - 2pm
Venue: Strathcona Building (R18 on map), Lecture Theatre 7
Booking: Free admission, no booking required.
Organiser: Department of Modern Languages
This event is part of the University of Birmingham Arts & Science Festival (Mon 18 - Sun 24 March 2013). For details of the full festival programme, please click here.