Nov 14, 2019 - Jan 30, 2020
Radio en Direct
UnionDocs presents a series of listening events, presenting audio pieces by documentary makers from the French-speaking diaspora, in collaboration with local artists.
November 14: Pig's Weather
Produced by documentarist Benoit Bories, Pig's Weather captures the harrowing experience of refugees fleeing the Spanish Civil War. In the midst of the "Retirada," the exodus of Spanish and Catalan Republican refugees from Spain, Mercedes, Floréal, and Joaquim cross the Franco-Spanish border to avoid the advancement of General Franco's Nationalist troops. Once in France, Joaquim is transported to the Septfonds internment camp and faces an agonizing fate. At risk today of becoming an industrial pork processing facility, Septfonds serves as a distressing symbol of war and suffering that Spanish exiles and their descendants continue to carry in their memories.
Additional programming to be confirmed.
UnionDocs (UNDO) is a non-profit Center for Documentary Art that presents, produces, publishes, and educates. We bring together a diverse community of activist artists, experimental media-makers, dedicated journalists, big thinkers, and local partners. We are on a search for urgent expressions of the human experience, practical perspectives on the world today, and compelling visions for the future.