Songs for After a War

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The popular dictum: “History is written by the victors” is attributed to the German philosopher Walter Benjamin, the English writer George Orwell and the British politician Winston Churchill. Each one of the them could have said it in different contexts, and they would all have been right. That being said, history is not just written, it is also painted, told, filmed and sung. On 28 March 1939, General Franco entered Madrid after having violently overthrown the democratic government of the Republic. Afterwards, a whole machinery of popular culture was set in motion in Spain to exalt the victors and to humiliate the vanquished. Thousands of comic strips, films and songs sang the praises of the new dictatorship.

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Screening

Date
Saturday, 28/11/2020
Time
18:30
Venue
El Almacén
Runtime
100′
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
No subtitles

Crew

Director and Scriptwriter
Basilio Martín Patino, in collaboration with José Luis García Sánchez
Director of Photography
José Luis Alcaine
Editor
José Luis Peláez

Technical Sheet

Original title
Canciones para después de una guerra
Year
1971
Country
Spain