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Bones of Contention


75 minutes · 2017

This documentary about the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender victims of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco asks a vital question: How can a country excavate a past that has been so deeply buried? Director Andrea Weiss tracks the journey of a modern grassroots movement dedicated to unearthing and identifying the bones of more than 120,000 missing LGBT loved ones (many of whom are likely interred in unmarked mass graves along roadsides) with almost no help from the Spanish government. The little-known history of homosexuals being persecuted in Francoist Spain includes such victims as poet Federico Garcia Lorca, whom the locals hold up as a symbol of their bloody past and current struggle. Though simple and straightforward, the film is a potent argument for justice, even—and especially when—the fight is ongoing.

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