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The Sala Naias at the MUA receives from December 2 the exhibition Presas de Franco (Franco's prisoners), which is organized by the Fundación de Investigaciones Marxistas (Marxist Research Foundation). The objective of this exhibition, organized by the Centro de Estudios sobre la Mujer (Centre for Women's Studies) and the Office of the Vice president for Extracurricular Activities, is to "have a look at the women's experience in prison during the first decades of the dictatorship of Franco". The exhibition consists of images, documents and the memory and testimony of the imprisoned women. Therefore, there are 40 panels and an audiovisual area, where you have access to informative documentaries and videos with real testimonies.

The opening ceremony will take place at 12 a.m. and it will count on the intervention of the Vice president for Extracurricular Activities, Josefina Bueno, the director of the MUA, Mauro Hernández, and the director of the Centre for Women's Studies, Mar Esquembre.

The political prisoners of the exhibition were women trained and initiated into politics when the Republican reforms started. They belong to the generation of the Second Republic and the Civil War, which experienced the harshest repression. Esquembre explains that these women "were punished for their daring - challenging Franco's regime and also the patriarchal society- with long sentences of imprisonment and even with death". According to Esquembre, "the exhibition is part of the project for recovering the historical memory of women. It is a work we have in collaboration with the Office of the Vice president for Extracurricular Activities, through the MUA and the Archive of Democracy (Archivo de la Democracia), and the General Foundation of the UA, through the Image Workshop". The exhibition will be open until the end of January. The entrance is free.

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