FREE ONLINE FILM SCREENING & WEBINAR
Facilitator: Dr. Sandra Alfers, Director, The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, Western Washington University.
Panelists: Günter Schwaiger, Independent Filmmaker; Dr. Alejandro Baer, Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota.
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 9:00a-10:00a PDT / 11:00a-12:00p CDT – please note the time difference depending on your location. Registration for the webinar is required – sign-up here.
Panelists will engage in a conversation on the memory of the Franco Dictatorship in Spain and on the work of the “Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory” (ARMH), taking as a point of departure the documentary Santa Cruz…por ejemplo (2005).
The film will be streaming online for one week prior to the event (October 15-21). Registration for the webinar is available here
Santa Cruz…por ejemplo (in Spanish, with English subtitles)
Director: Günter Schwaiger, 2005
“In 1936, nine residents were murdered by supporters of the band of the dictator Franco. Some of these victims were exhumed, and laid to rest, in 2003 and 2004. The impact of the massacre at that time on the people, and the enormous repression which followed it, leaving its aftermath down to the present time, is portrayed through witnesses and family members, exhumation volunteers and technicians, and the residents themselves of Santa Cruz who, even today, are torn between oblivion, fear and the wish once and for all to heal a wound which has now weighed too long on their memory. This is contrasted with the beauty of the Castilian landscape, in whose soil the pain of many more places with a history similar to that of Santa Cruz lives on.”
This event is organized by the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University in partnership with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota.
The film screening and webinar (registration) are free and open to the public. Contact Sheila Pennell, Administrative Assistant, The Ray Wolpow Institute, for more information: email@example.com / (360) 650-7737.
WWU and UMN are equal opportunity employers. To request disability accommodation for the webinar, contact Joseph Eggers, Research and Outreach Coordinator, until October 8, 2020. University of Minnesota, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants may be interested in familiarizing themselves with the following resources in advance of the session.