Walter Benjamin defined the trace as the “appearance of a closeness, however far away that which has left it behind may now be”. The streets of Barcelona are populated with the traces of small and large struggles that women have carried out throughout history. Some are barely noticeable, they sparkle, they hide. Others have become intentional traces, plaques or monuments that try to reconstruct and update the past that History with a capital H has wanted to erase. This film seeks this closeness that Benjamin speaks of, the vestige of an alternative history to the official one that must be saved from oblivion. It is the investigation of the historical strength of these women considered exceptions, footnotes.
Presented by the director
Graduated in Film Studies from the Universidad Católica de Chile and master’s degree in Creative Documentary from the UAB. She has developed her work from historical research, documentary creation and writing, with women and historical memory as a point of reference. She has won two Biznagas de Plata in Malaga, with El gran vuelo and also with Ainhoa: yo no soy esa.
Filmography: Canción a una dama en la sombra (2022, D'A 2022), Esa fugaz esencia que dejaron los sucesos (short, 2022, D'A 2022), Naturaleza muerta (short, 2020, D'A 2020), Un paseo por New York Harbor (short, 2019, D'A 2019), Ainhoa: yo no soy esa (2018, D’A 2018), El gran vuelo (2014), El deseo de la civilización (short, 2014), Lo indecible (short, 2012), De monstruos y faldas (short, 2008)