Sponsored by Institut Ramon Llull
Co-sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Institute of European Studies
Screening and Q&A with Catalan filmmaker Montserrat Armengou
Monday, March 13
4-6 pm | 159 Mulford Hall, UCB
Armengou is the NYU – King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization for Spring 2017. Armengou is a distinguished journalist and investigative documentary filmmaker. She has worked at Televisió de Catalunya (TV3) since 1985.
Through her work as a documentary filmmaker, Armengou has unearthed and presented new evidence about the social history of repression in Spain during the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco (1936-1975). Avi, et trauré d’aquí (Abuelo, te sacaré de aquí, 2013) chronicles the history of the Valle de los Caídos (the “Valley of the Fallen”), a fascist mausoleum in the middle of Europe honoring dictator Franco and established as a representation of democratic reconciliation.