If you are interested about knowing Catalan recent history through cinema, New York could be the place to be right now.
The series Catalan Cinema’s Radical Years, 1968–1978 exposes 10 revolutionary years in the history of Catalan cinema. It’s the transitional period between 1968 and 1978, when Spain became again a democracy after 50 years of Franco’s dictatorship.
Once again, Catalan culture and language survived 50 years of repression and was allowed to be publicly expressed.
Between the Catalan films that will be screened there is “La ciutat cremada”, which meant the fuze that awoke nationalist claims.
The series will be on until November 10th. Check the full program of the series here.