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VOLAR (FLYING) @ IIFF 2018

Volar (Flying) gathers nine survivors of gender violence, among whom there is an architect, a university professor, a cleaning lady and a student. They all share a weekend in the countryside, in the heart of the Basque Country. That is where we gather their testimonies, their conversations on their past of violence as well as a message of hope and their experience overcoming what they had gone through.

Director Bertha Gaztelumendi, journalist and Master in Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution from Bradford University (UK), is currently a researcher with the Human Rights and Public Authorities Department of the University of the Basque Country. She has directed the documentaries "Mariposas en el hierro" (2012), lending their voice to women, victims of different kinds of violence, "Nigar franko egingo zuen aitak" (2014), with testimonies of the post-war in Amasa-Villabona and "Las buenas compañías" (2015), a short film co-directed with Nuria Casal.

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