The Divide


93 films in 19 categories
Irene Yagüe Herrero, Alberto García Ortiz
76 Min.

Photo Film


New Possibilities


Spanish, english


Romanian, English

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La Grieta


• 20 March, 20:30, Cinemateca Eforie


The film will be screened in the presence of: Alberto Garcia

• 21 March, 18:00, Cinemateca Union


The film will be screened in the presence of: Alberto Garcia

Alberto Garcia
Alberto García Ortiz, b. Burgos 1972. Raised in Madrid until the age of ten, he spent his formative years in Cairo, Egypt and in Ecuador. Later, he studied Economics at the University of Edinburgh. He then moved to London where he began experimenting in analogue video making. Upon returning to Spain he produced and directed three feature documentary films. "The Ulysses" (2011) won a Special Mention at DocsMx and Agadir film festival.


The struggle of a historically marginalised Spanish family to remain in their social housing estate takes on new meanings and connotations from the moment they discover the power of the community to become organised and take action in order to protect the rights of its members. Threatened to be evicted by the new owners of the housing complex — several investment funds that bought the flats in which the members of the community live form the Spanish state —, Isabel and Dolores have no choice but to resort to any means necessary, starting with a legal course of action and ending with the grinding machine of the Spanish media, in order to ensure that their families won't end up in the streets. With a deliberate bias, "The Divide" examines the circumstances in which underprivileged groups are evicted from their houses, and the emotional impact this phenomenon exerts on those affected. (Raluca Durbacă)

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Valladolid International Film Festival 2017


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