This video-piece collates several excerpts from NO-DO newsreels related to Spanish fishing and fisheries propaganda under Franco's regime. His agenda was partly disseminated in cinemas through programmes called ‘NO-DO’, an acronym for 'Noticiarios y Documentales' (news and documentaries). NO-DOs were screened prior to films, usually lasting 30 minutes.These cinematographic preambles slowly constructed the myth of Francoist modernity, the latter including the aggressive development of industrial fisheries supported by the nostalgic backdrop of artisanal river fishing.
'Unclaimed Latifundium' was part of 'Partnerships', and produced as part of the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial — Empathy Revisited: designs for more than one, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, and curated by: Mariana Pestana, Sumitra Upham and Billie Muraben. See: empathyrevisited.iksv.org/en/project/42-partnerships