© CNRS Images - 2012

Memories of the 'Retirada'

Reference

3776

Duration

00:35:00

Production year

2012

Original material

HD
16/9
Color
Sound

Summary

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.

Scientific referent(s)

CNRS Institute(s)

Regional office(s)

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