Direction: Dani Lagartofernández and Jordi Oriola i Folch
Original version in Catalan, with subtitles in Spanish, English and Euskera.
Two women of different ages and contexts, share a common experience that binds them in a very special way: both have suffered a civil war. They walk together through the landscapes of memory through his memories and silences. Gradually they dare to talk about many things that, at one point, they decided not to remember. Meanwhile, a group of young actors relive scenes from a war they did not live.
The project team:
Elisenda Polinyā, Conchi Sanmartin, Pilar Fransitorra Daniel Lagartofernández, Nieves Prieto and Jordi Oriola i Folch
Produced by the Cultural Association Zinhezba
In collaboration with El Somni del Mico and Transformafilms.
Josefina Piquet: Ex-member of the Women’s Association of 1936 (Asociación Dones del '36), exiled in France during her childhood as a result of the Spanish Civil War. For the last 15 years she has given talks at schools and secondary institutes to render testimony of her experiences before groups of youngsters.
Milanka Ljubojevic: She lived in Bihac until war burst out in Bosnia, which forced her to seek refuge in Serbia during a time. Later she moved to Barcelona, where she lives and works since 17 years ago. Actually she prefers not to talk about the subject, in spite of the fact that she is aware of the need to break the silence and give way to words as a way to begin healing certain wounds.
And the theatre group Laboractori Jove, directed by Laia Canosa.
Amnèsia is designed as a documentary project to be accompanied with teaching aids specifically intended for secondary education students.
Developed with the support of the Memorial Democràtic de Catalunya (Democratic Memorial of Catalonia), andpresented in January 2011 at its headquarters in Barcelona.
FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION:
- III Gender Documentary International Festival of Soria, MujerDOC, 2012
- Audiovisual and Women Festival of Almeria, Visualízame, 2012
- International Documentary Showcase Olot.doc, 2011
- Special Mention in the International Competition Section of Short Films of the 2012 ARGENTINA FICIP, II International Festival of Political Cinema.
- Girona International Film Festival: Best 2012 Documentary Award.