Institutions of Fear - Q&A after film w/director Montserrat Armengou, Friday, April 28, 5:30pm

The Department of Spanish Portuguese and the Iberian Studies Initiative invite you to:

Institutions of Fear
A film by Montserrat Armengou and Ricard Belis, 2015

Film screening, followed by a Q&A session
and a talk by the director Montserrat Armengou on
The Role of Investigative Journalism as a Tool for Recovering Historical Memory

Friday, April 28
5:30pm
145 Nicholson Hall
 
Refreshments served
 

Even after the advent of democracy in Spain, thousands of boys and girls remained locked away in charitable institutions, religious schools, orphanages, preventoriums or Social Assistance centers, which became a prison of sorts for these children. They were subjected to all manner of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, child labor, and dubious medical practices. This film delves into this hidden and silenced part of Spain’s history. Unlike other countries such as Ireland, in which the mistreatment of children under state care has been recognized, in Spain such abuse has not been prosecuted and no redress has been provided. 
 
Sponsored by: Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Iberian Studies Initiative, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, Department of Sociology, Department of Political Science, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Minnesota Journalism Center in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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