Could we talk of normalisation of barbarism?
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The capital of Cantabria is considered to be one of the cities with the most symbols of a dictatorship in Europe. The municipal cemetery, Ciriego, contains the human remains of more than 1000 people executed under the Franco regime. Despite all of this, the city still has around thirty streets with references to the Franco regime, some of them very well-known such as General Dávila, with monuments that continue to exist.
It is worth adding here that Santander was the last Spanish city to remove the equestrian statue of Francisco Franco from the City Hall Square, and only because of an underground car park that was to be constructed there.
Santander, a European city plagued by symbols of a dictatorship. The hubris.
With this work, which takes place in non-conventional spaces, we take you by the hand and guide you through the most emblematic streets of Santander with a clear reference to the dictatorship. We tell you which ones they are, and what they mean. We invite you to create a Memory
Dirección e intérprete Mónica Glez. Megolla
Ayudante dirección y fotografía Manuel Serrano; foto portada Álvaro Ramiro
Creación vídeo J. Carlos Fdez. Izquierdo
Diseño cartel duotono.es
Nuestro más sincero agradecimiento a la Asociación Desmemoriados de Santander, Escena Miriñaque, Patricia Torrero