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Memories of the 'Retirada'

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  00:35:00  2012  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

In early 1939 thousands of Republican refugees crossed the Pyrenees into France, fleeing the Spanish Civil War, an event known as the Retirada. Seventy years on, the memories of this painful episode, handed down from their forebears, live on in their children and grandchildren, albeit blurred and altered.
This film looks at how the exodus of the Spanish Republicans in1939 is remembered by their descendants in southwest France today, focusing on the various ways in which these memories have changed over time.

Producer : CNRS Images
Author : MOULINIE Véronique (IIAC, UMR CNRS, EHESS Paris et Min. Culture et Communication) SAGNES Sylvie (IIAC, UMR CNRS, EHESS Paris et Min. Culture et Communication)
Director : MORA CHEVAIS Marie (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Scientific referent : MOULINIE VéroniqueSAGNES Sylvie
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of black-and-white, colour photogtaphies, of drawings and of a map.
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Music.
NotesIIAC : Institut interdisciplinaire d'anthropologie du contemporain.


History ; Sociology ; Ethnology


Occitanie ; Spain

Technical Sheet
Item No.3776
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportXDCam EX
VersionFrench ; Spanish ; International version
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)