Survivors of Spanish Civil War remembered in documentary
‘Les nenes de la Guerra’ retells the childhood wartime experience of twelve elderly women through photos and interviews
The Spanish Civil War still lives in the memory of its survivors. To immortalize these stories, a group of amateur photographers (under the moniker 10 Auris) made a documentary collecting the testimonies of twelve elderly women who lived through the war as children.
‘Les nenes de la Guerra’ (or ‘The Little Girls of the War’ in English) will debut on January 14 but was presented today in the northern seaside town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols. The project described as a collection of “very powerful” stories on the bombings, the hunger, and the fear that the years brought with them. Its director, Amàlia Feixas, explained that the “twelve great stories told" taught her and her colleagues a lesson in “humility,” adding that it was very difficult to sum up the twelve hours of interviews in just sixty minutes.