The Year of the Discovery

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The Year of the Discovery

street riots labor strike economic crisis 1990s cartagena, spain

The Year of the Discovery

Release Date: November 13, 2020

Year    :   2020
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   LaCima Producciones, Alina Film
Director    :   Luis López Carrasco
Producers    :   David Epiney, Luis Ferrón Ferri
Writers    :   Luis López Carrasco, Raúl Liarte
RunTime    :   200 mins.

In 1992 – 500 years after the beginning of Spain's global empire with the discovery of America – Spain proudly presented itself to the international community as a modern, developed, dynamic country through the Olympic Games in Barcelona and the Expo in Seville. But for filmmaker Luis López Carrasco (1981, Murcia), 1992 was also the year in which the regional parliament building in Cartagena was razed during furious protests against the threatened closure of various local industries. El año del descubrimiento revives this almost forgotten history in a typical Spanish bar in Cartagena, where different generations come together to drink, eat, smoke and talk. Stories from witnesses, demonstrators and strikers from back then and discussions among younger café visitors on themes such as class consciousness, the economic crisis and the role of unions percolate to the surface amidst talk of other life issues.


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