The Mexican Suitcase | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Thu 10 Jan

The Mexican Suitcase

Cert. tbc

Special Screenings

86 mins

in Spanish and English with English subtitles

Mexico/Spain | 2011 | col | dir. Trisha Ziff | doc

In 2007 three boxes were discovered in a closet in Mexico City that had been lost in the chaos in Europe at the beginning of World War II. Inside were 4,500 negatives taken by friends Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour, exiled from Germany, Hungary and Poland, who were to become some of the finest photojournalists of their time. As committed anti-fascists they travelled to Spain to fight the rise of Franco with their cameras. Through their work, the story of the Spanish Civil War and the exile of over 500,000 Spaniards to Europe and Mexico is revealed.

Q&A tba

£10, conc. £8



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