By Silvia QUER


Drama - Development 2020

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Drama, Social issues, Historical
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Director(s)
    • Silvia QUER
    • Writer(s)
    • Helena MEDINA
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • Barcelona, 1918. A handful of housewives
      who in 1918 rebelled against an injustice, the
      33% increase in the cost of coal, managed in
      just a fortnight to turn that decision into an
      unstoppable uprising by thousands of woman
      who managed, by themselves, to get what they
      were demanding: a reduction in the price of coal.
      Never before in history had a handful of women
      been able to bring down the power structure.
      A revolution guided by a small group of illiterate
      working women driven to desperation by the
      rising price of coal. That spontaneous and
      unusual rebellion defied Army, Police, Civil Government and even the CNT itself, who
      tried unsuccessfully to direct the steps of
      these women.
      Based on these real events lasting 15 days,
      we are creating a plot in eight episodes
      featuring women and illustrating the
      interests of traders and politicians, the
      solidarity of the ‘escorts’, the cruelty
      of police officer Bravo Portillo, the
      indifference of the Civil Governor, the
      ‘secret’ life of wealthy men, and we’ll also
      see the betrayal of women by women.