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Spain in two trenches, the Civil War in colour

Feature documentary | 100' | 2016 | Spain

Directed by: Francesc Escribano i Lluís Carrizo
Produced by: Minoría Absoluta


España en dos trincheras, la Guerra Civil en color is a feature-length documentary in which, for the first time in Spain, original archive material from the Spanish Civil War has been digitalised to 4K and coloured to create a unique work that shows the Civil War as never before: in colour.
The documentary reflects the events that occurred during years of Civil War between 1936 and 1939 that bled the country and left 300,000 dead, half a million prisoners and another half a million exiles.
A team of over 50 people worked for a year and a half under the direction of Francesc Ecribano and Luis Carrizo to produce an audiovisual work that narrates in an objective way one of the darkest periods of contemporary Spanish history.
The film was made possible by a laborious process of selection, digitalisation and colourising of the more than 450 films surviving from the Spanish Civil War.


SEMINCI, Internacional Film Festival of Valladolid 2016, Spain.