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This documentary follows the process involved in the difficulties of obtaining an incapacity to work status. It also examines the responsibility of physicians who sit on medical boards, shedding light on the complex decisions involved in approving or denying such requests. The documentary presents the aspects under assessment by the medical board, which must combine objective medical evidence with empathy for the individual’s suffering and consideration of the social aspects surrounding each case.
The themes seen in this documentary hold bioethical relevance as they offer insights as to what is fair and equitable in the granting of a permanent disability incapacity status (ensuring assistance to those in need whilst preventing potential abuses of the system) and the complexities involved in decision-making in such situations.
Las culpables (The Guilty Ones)
This film presents the testimonials of women who had pregnancies terminated when they were adolescents, in order to share their experiences. The protagonist is one of these voices, reminding us how the issue of abortion is a clear mechanism by which control is exerted over women’s bodies, their decisions, and lives. This film arose from the need to break down the taboos surrounding abortion as well as the stigma and all the pre-conceived ideas that come with it, shining a light on the women who have experienced it first-hand.
Played out through scenes taken from the everyday life of a couple, this audiovisual project presents the case of a woman who has decided not to have children. On the heels of an unwanted pregnancy, viewers are shown all the conditioning factors that would compel someone to take this path, in defence of her right to not be a mother. Using as its point of departure the “three days to reflect” stipulated by the Spanish government in which women are forced to wait before having an abortion, the protagonist becomes aware of all the preconceived notions and the ways in which motherhood is perceived, but also about what being a woman is in a society such as our own.
This project is a screenplay created by a group of six students as their graduation project for the degree in Audiovisual Communication, which concentrates on depicting the complex relations of dependency and reciprocity in which grandchildren become involved when they take on the care of their grandparents. The feature-length film also addresses issues such as the diversity to be found in a city like Barcelona, the precarious employment situation of delivery riders, and the operation of the public care home system.
In this documentary, the director talks to his parents about the cancer they have both experienced, and the fear of loss. This is a story about family difficulties that talks openly of delicate issues such as illness and death, in which the protagonists represent Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve to give voice to their experiences and transmit them through the medium of cinema.
This documentary explores the ransomware attack suffered by the protagonist. After the theft of her laptop, a hacker tries to extort money from her, threatening to share some very intimate photos with her contacts. Faced with the ineffectiveness of the police and the legal system, the protagonist embarks upon an investigation of the dangers associated with private data in today's society. The documentary questions our apparent sense of security with respect to our personal data, contrasted with the vulnerability of our situation.
The film tells the story of Segundina, a 55-year-old indigenous woman, who faces the destruction of her clandestine vegetable garden on the outskirts of Barcelona, where she lives in accordance with the principles of the indigenous cosmovision. The documentary aims to show the importance of a biocentric ethics, and questions the neoliberal model. Our view of these "clandestine" gardens, which from a distance look chaotic and outside the law, changes when Segundina records them from within, in the midst of roses, mulberry trees and blossoming almonds.
This documentary takes as its starting point a piece of choreography that was created to represent "a journey into madness", reflecting on the boundary between sanity and madness in an effort to destigmatize the association between madness and deviation from the norm. The three dancers talk to three women who have had psychiatric experiences, to design a choreography to represent their lives.
Project completed with director, Maiol Virgili
Séptimo Piso: Morir a Solas (Seventh Floor: Dying Alone)
This project seeks to portray and raise awareness of the reality of what it means to be elderly. It focuses in particular on the fact that Spanish society is ageing, while the birth rate continues to fall, and it asks whether this sector of society receives the same levels of attention as children, young people and adults. It also reveals that between 10 and 20 per cent of elderly people suffer abuse and mistreatment, whether these are the result of conscious actions or the uncritical acceptance of social custom.
This project tackles the topic of perinatal death and grieving throughout the world, through the stories and experiences of women and their families, and the views of experts. This documentary lifts the lid on this phenomenon, a social taboo that must be discussed if we are to do away with the stigma that surrounds it, provide the health care that mothers need, and enable people to grieve their loss in a way that is acknowledged within their culture.
This project considers the story of a woman who is being abused and prefers to risk her life rather than be separated from her dog, a condition attached to the offer of a place in a women's refuge. This documentary describes a situation that affects 70 per cent of women who suffer abuse, and which also affects their pets. The project is supported by Mc Guffin Estudio Audiovisual.