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SPAIN MUST KNOW (HOW TO GET OVER THE POSTWAR PERIOD), A NEW UA EXHIBITION

Until 22 December, Aifos Room of the University of Alicante (Faculty of Arts, Building 3) will host a new exhibition entitled España debe saber (superar la posguerra) (Spain must know… how to get over the postwar period). José Miguel Santacreu, UA senior lecturer of Contemporary Humanities, is the exhibition curator.

The showing is made up of several exhibition panels headed with film titles. Santacreu explains that ‘these titles do not always correspond with the exhibition panels’ contents. Sometimes they corroborate them, but they also play with contradiction. España debe saber (Spain must know) is one of those confusing titles, which refers to a documentary, filmed in 1977 and directed by Eduardo Manzanos, that talked about the recent history of Spain from a biased and sectarian point of view. Santacreu also explains that the second part of the exhibition title [superar la posguerra] (how to get over the postwar period) reflects the main aim of the showing as opposed to the documentary's objective.

Exhibition panels include 16 films of different genres: six documentaries and 10 fiction films (dramas and thrillers) that invite visitors to not only watch them, but also compare them with the pictures and texts shown.

The exhibition curator emphasises the need to get over the postwar period and achieve peace almost 40 years after Franco died. ‘Spanish Civil War must cease creating differences between Spaniards.’

Exhibition presentation

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