Bones of Contention


Andrea Weiss

Lining the roads of Spain, masked by miles and miles of pine trees, are unmarked graves in which over a hundred twenty thousand victims of the Franco regime are buried. Among them is Spain’s most famous poet, Federico García Lorca, who has become the symbol for both the historical memory and LGBT movements. The film explores the unexamined history of LGBT oppression during Spain’s fascism regime, and places it within the larger human rights struggle to find some justice for Franco’s victims.   But how does a country excavate a past that is actively suppressed?

Festivals & Awards

Side by Side LGBT Film Festival 2017 – Best Documentary

Original title: Bones Of Contention

Production: Jezebel Productions

Nationality: USA

Year of production: 2017

Running time: 75'

Language: English, Spanish


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