April 28: Film Screening of "Institutions of Fear"

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
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. 
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