On March 3, 1976 in the city of Vitoria during the course of a workers assembly, the police caused the death of 5 people and more than 100 were injured by bullet fire. That same night, infuriated by these events, Lluis Llach composed the song that would turn out to be one the most emblematic hymns of the Spanish transition: “Campanades a morts” (Bells for the Dead). 30 years later, Llach returns to Vitoria to perform in front of a packed audience in the memory of the victims of the third of March. This is a passage through time, driven by the words and music of Lluis Llach with a mixture of autobiography and scenes and memories of those who were there. This is the story of a song, a portrait of the person who wrote it and the story of the events which inspired it. A call for a permanent revolt against the forgetting of such events.
LLUIS DANES ROCA, 2007
MEDIAPRODUCCIÓN, S.L. (www.mediapro.es)
BAINET ZINEMA, S.A.
FORMAT, LENGTH, LOCATIONS AND EDITING
Format: 35 mm.
Video footage: 2.455 m.
Filming dates: since 2005 July the 27th to 2006 Mach the 31st.