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    • LAND AND DISCONTENT a film by David Paco & Ignasi Vargas Lanetalab.com Goodgate.tv Autumn 2010Thursday, February 3, 2011
    • whatThursday, February 3, 2011
    • In 1936, a group of anarchists defeated Franco’s troops in Barcelona. During the following 9½ months, half of Spain was under anarchist control. It was the first time that an anarchist revolution succeeded. Our story takes place during this time.Thursday, February 3, 2011
    • Also during this time... Ernest Hemingway visited and was fascinated by the freedom fighters. George Orwell wrote a book about the revolution without communists called “Homage to Catalonia.” All over Europe, intellectuals supported the republican side and many of them saw the Spanish Civil War as a prelude to a bigger confrontation between dictatorships and democracies.Thursday, February 3, 2011
    • The anarchists were not supporting democracy. The anarchists wanted to create a revolution. And one decision they took was to abolish private property.Thursday, February 3, 2011
    • In La Fatarella, a town in southern Catalonia, the peasants were against collective property. They wanted to work the land the same way they had done for generations. The peasants expelled the anarchists leaders from town.Thursday, February 3, 2011
    • On the 25th of January, anarchists troops entered the town and executed 31 peasants. At the time, the town had a population of 700 people.Thursday, February 3, 2011
    • The anarchist press called the peasants fascists. Multiple episodes ensued where the anarchists tried to create a revolution through violence. In May 1937 communist party took control of the republican side. In July 1939 the republicans lost the war. As a result, Spain fell under a right- wing dictatorship for the next 40 years.Thursday, February 3, 2011
    • howThursday, February 3, 2011
    • Talking heads •Spanish Civil War specialists (Spain) •Spanish Civil War specialists (Oxford) •People from La Fatarella •Ken Loach on Land and Freedom •George Orwell specialist •Spanish agricultural worker on Collectivization •English agricultural worker on Collectivization •Jean Marie Mola, grandson of Anarchist LeaderThursday, February 3, 2011
    • Scenes •Land and Freedom collectivization scene •Punk concert and punk people (anarchists) •Anarchist demonstration •Institutional homage to Republican Fighters •Anarchist propaganda on Collectivization (Archive 1933-1939)Thursday, February 3, 2011
    • Audio documents •Police reports from The Fatarella Facts 1937 (read) •Excerpts “Homage to Catalonia” (read)Thursday, February 3, 2011
    • whyThursday, February 3, 2011
    • We want to show how romantic can revolutions look from faraway We want to show how cruel can normal people be under the passion of a revolution We want to disturbThursday, February 3, 2011
    • what we haveThursday, February 3, 2011
    • 25% budget confirmed (Goodgate Productions and Lanetalab Productions) 48% budget conditioned (letter of interest by TVC- Catalan Public Television) Resources and investigation process 25 hours of material shoot General documentary structureThursday, February 3, 2011
    • what we needThursday, February 3, 2011
    • English partner to help us shoot in London and Oxford Financial partner to help us raise the 27% we don’t have. 27% = 21.000€ All contributions will be welcomed.Thursday, February 3, 2011
    • contact details ignasi@lanetalab.com +34 654 071774 skype: eixuricThursday, February 3, 2011