Driss Deiback

LOS PERDEDORES – THE FORGOTTEN

They were Franco’s canon fodder: 90.000 Moroccans fought in the Spanish civil war on the general’s side. With false promises and under compulsion were they pushed into the army. Even though many of them were still teenagers, they proved to be crucial for Franco’s victory. Still, the Spanish government has never acknowledged their sacrifice: The survivors, by now Spanish citizens, do not even receive a retirement pay.

Marocco/D/E 2006
Regie: Driss Deiback
80 min, Beta SP, Farbe, OF mit dt. UT
Berlinale 2007
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