The documentary delves into the world of a group of teenagers whose protests in defense of Public Education triggered the so-called Valencian Spring. It was the very first experience of protest for many of them and lead to their crash with reality. Not only did these teenagers become the symbol of the student protests throughout Spain; they also became a reflection of the youth's disenchantment facing an uncertain future in a country where the austerity policies are beginning to seriously affect society. In the documentary we find testimonials from students from 13 to 19 years of age with shocking images of the demonstrations together with foregrounds of the young protagonists enduring police charges and the destruction of children icons (dolls, balloons, cakes and confetti, etc..) Written by
When the revolution is triggered by 15 year old kids, blossom tales as pleasant, tender and critique as these.
Did You Know?
A previous version of the documentary was exhibited in the Nau (Valencia) sharing space with works of artists such as Juan Genovés, Rafael Canogar, Equipo Realidad, Equipo Crónica, Fernando Sánchez Castillo... The exhibition named "Memory and Validity of a Commitment" reclaims the key significance of the student movement throughout the construction of Spanish Democracy. See more
I would like to raise awareness in people and to get them to be in touch with reality... It's not that difficult to convince them to try to change this reality... in a healthy and peaceful way. But to change it!
Composer and conductor Carl Davis 1916
Performed by Luxemburg Radio Symphony Orchestra See more