La defensa, por la libertad reviews the history of the Spanish legal profession from the mid-1960s to 1978. The documentary tells the story of lawyers committed to the cause of freedom: because they were imprisoned for practising their profession with dignity; because they were savagely murdered and lost their lives (as happened in Atocha 55) and because, giving a clear example of civic values and courage, they were able to set aside their ideological differences in order to fight together for a common goal: the end of dictatorship and the construction of a democratic State in Spain.
She was born in Alicante and studied Media Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid, before taking courses in Film Production and Direction at TAI Film School. She began her professional career in 1993 as a member of Canal+ in-house production team where she served as a producer, screenwriter and director of many titles and worked in multiple formats. In 2007, she created her own production company, Transit Producciones, in order to develop her own projects as well as others for external companies. In 2010, she premiered her documentary feature Murals in Valladolid’s Time of History section and in 2014 she won the Goya Award for Best Documentary with Las maestras de la República.
Sunday 20: Cervantes Theater, 4.30 pm
Saturday 26: Broadway Cinemas, room 10, 7.15 pm