Bones of Contention - Merlinka festival

Merlinka festival

Merlinka festival

Bones of Contention

Subota, 9. decembar 2017. 19:00 Velika sala Doma omladine Beograda

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Režija: Andrea Weiss
Španija, 2017.
75 min.

„Bones of Contention“ se bavi temom istorijskog sećanja u Španiji nakon Frankove smrti fokusirajući se na nepoznatu priču o represiji nad LGBT osobama tokom fašističke diktature. U filmu se po prvi put prekida njihovo ćutanje i otkrivaju njihove priče. Duž španskih puteva, zamaskirani kilometrima i kilometrima borovih stabala nalaze se neobeleženi grobovi više od 120.000 žrtava Fankovog režima. Među njima je i najpoznatiji pesnik Španije, Francisko Garsija Lorka koji je postao simbol kako nacionalnog sećanja tako i LGBT pokreta. Film istražuje represiju nad LGBT popluacijom pod fašističkim režimom u Španiji i stavlja je u širi kontekst borbe za pravdu za sve Frankove žrtve. Ali kako da država iskopa prošlost koju je svesno zakopala?

Andrea Weis je filmski stvaralac iz SAD koja je zainteresovana za dokumentarne filmove. Koscenaristkinja i korežiserka je filma “Escape to Life: the Erika and Klaus Mann Story” prikazanog na Berlinalu 2001. godine. Dobitnica je brojnih priznanja i stipendija. Doktorirala je istoriju i radi kao profesorka filmske umetnosti na koledžu u Njujorku.

Bones of Contention
Director:
Andrea Weiss
Spain, 2017
75 min

Bones of Contention explores the theme of historical memory in post-Franco Spain, focusing on the unknown story of LGBT repression under Franquismo. What happened to LGBT people during Spain’s fascist regime? This film uncovers their stories and breaks their silence for the first time. Lining the roads of Spain, masked by miles and miles of pine trees, are unmarked graves in which over a hundred twenty thousand victims of the Franco regime are buried. Among them is Spain’s most famous poet, Federico García Lorca, who has become the symbol for both the historical memory and LGBT movements. The film explores the examined history of LGBT oppression during Spain’s fascist regime, and places it within the larger human rights struggle to find some justice for Franco’s victims. But how does a country excavate a past that is actively suppressed?

Andrea Weis was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania in 1956, she is a documentary filmmaker and non-fiction author. In 1984 she co-founded with Greta Schiller the film production company Jezebel Productions which was recently honoured with a retrospective in Buenos Aires. She co-wrote and co-directed Escape to Life: the Erika and Klaus Mann Story which screened in the New German Films section of the Berlinale in 2001. She has received numerous awards and fellowships including the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme. She has a PhD in history and has been professor of film and video at the City College of New York since 2003.