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Festival Diary » ZABALTEGI
«Shedding light on a dark episode in the Spanish Civil War»
Sunday, September 19th, 2010

The Basque film Izarren Argia (entitled Stars to wish upon in English) tells the littleknown story of the women who were locked up in a prison near Mutriku after the Spanish Civil War for having supported the Spanish Republic. They not only lost their freedom but also had their children taken away from them to be brought up by Falangist families.


Director Mikel Rueda stressed how difficult it was to find documentation about what happened in the prison, and said that it was only when they were able to speak to exprisoners who had actually been there that the project really got off the ground.

 

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