UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS

director: 
Alessandro Pugno
country: 
ITALY, SPAIN
year: 
2012
category: 
doc
legth: 
73'
section: 
1914-2014. The Time of the Assassins
festival edition: 
2013
Not far from Madrid there is the Valle de los Caidos, a memorial conceived by dictator Francisco Franco in the Fifties. This site is still today the symbol of an unresolved conflict within Spanish society. Under the cross lie 35,000 victims of the Spanish Civil War, while approximately 50 children study in the nearby boarding school: they receive an education that desperately tries to resist the drift towards secularism and scientism of contemporary Spain and of global society.