Plan Rosebud 2: Calling the ghosts
Plan Rosebud 2 focuses on the Spanish Transition, the period that took place after the end of Franco’s rule, placing it in its cultural context, as well as on the final years of the Labour Party's rule in Great Britain during the seventies and the rise of the conservative leader MargaretThatcher.
Through analysis of social movements and popular culture, the film attempts to dismantle the idea that a pact among the Spanish ruling elite, led by Adolfo Suárez and King Juan Carlos, “saved” Spain from a new civil war and paved the way for a “peaceful” transition to a democratic regime (as we can see and listen, for example in the most famous mithologic-media account, La Transición española, the series directed by the journalist Victoria Prego in the first years of the government of Felipe González).
Again, the epic discourse, built through the media and certain kind of cinematography, distorts, from our point of view, the real work and the maturity of a civil society that, for decades had been sustaining a resistance more or less covered against the repressive and instrumentalizing strategies of the dictatorship. We aim here at studying popular culture in relation with the different social forces protagonist of the political change (from the base union movements to the feminist movement, trough neighbours associations or the collectives of gay and lesbian people) and analyse why and how certain images of the militant cinema that show the collective effort of these fights have been removed or even indirectly censored to make it possible the triumphal narrative, individualist and linear that we all have learnt trough television, or the press with more diffusion.
Production: CGAC (Santiago de Compostela)
Lenguage: Spanish, English and Galician /english subtitled /spanish subtitled / galician subtitled
-WORKING DOCUMENTS (Palau de La Virreina, Barcelona)
-A SOMBRA DA HISTORIA. OS CONTEXTOS QUE VEÑEN (CGAC, Santiago de Compostela) (2008)
-LA ESCENA DEL CRIMEN. Sala Antonio Palacios, Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid) (2008) (solo exhibition)
-WORK & WORDS (1997- 2008). Museo Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil (México D.F.) (2009) (solo exhibition)
-New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (19 -26 de Marzo 2009) *Best International Feature Documentary Award *
-Festival de Documentales DOCUMENTAMADRID (Madrid, 1-10 de mayo 2009)
-Archivos OVNI 2009: Rizomas (CCCB, Barcelona, 26-31 de mayo 2009)
-17º Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones (Barcelona, 11- 21 de junio 2009)
-HISTORIA Y MEMORIA: EL CASO DE LA TRANSICIÓN POLÍTICA ESPAÑOLA DESDE LAS PRÁCTICAS CONTEXTUALES DE LA IMAGEN (Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo) (2009)
-VISTO Y NO VISTO (MNCARS, Madrid, 22 junio - 13 julio 2009)
-14º Ourense International Film Festival (10 - 17 Octubre 2009)
-Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid (2009-2010)
-PLAN ROSEBUD: PRODUCIENDO CUERPOS/CONSTRUYENDO MEMORIAS. Puertas de Castilla (Murcia) (2009) (solo exhibition)
-XIII Muestra Internacional de Cine realizado por Mujeres (Zaragoza, 11-21 marzo 2010)
-EDUCANDO EL SABER (MUSAC, Leon) (2010)
-WARLIKE, ATLES D´UN MÓN DIFÍCIL (Ca l´Arenas, Mataró, 2010)
-EJERCICIOS DE MEMORIA (Centre d´Art La Panera, LLeida, 2011)
-CICLO ARTE Y MEMORIA: Museu Memorial de l´Exili (La Jonquera, Girona, 2011)
-IX Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico (S8). Coruña, 25 mayo-3 junio 2018.
*Plan Rosebud 2 was Best International Feature Documentary Award at 2009 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYC, 2009): http://nyfilmvideo.info/2009-festival-awards/2009-festival-awards-new-york-march.htm