THE VOICE IN STRUGGLE

LA VOZ EN LUCHA

By Miguel Angel CARMONA

PROMICO IMAGEN, SL - as PROD

Biography - Completed 2016

The documentary "The voice in struggle" describes the life of a singular artist, Manuel Gerena, who is peculiar because of many reasons. A flamenco artist that has never hidden his communist militancy; a writer who has always understood that art is empty unless it goes joined together with ideals.

Festivals
& Awards

Seville 2016
Panorama Andaluz
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Biography, Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 68 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Miguel Angel CARMONA
    • Writer(s)
    • Jorge MOLINA
    • Producer(s)
    • Manuel GÓMEZ CARDEÑA (PROMICO IMAGEN, SL)
    • Synopsis
    • Manuel Gerena, originally from Seville, turned flamenco into a powerful weapon of justice and democracy. His struggle began when he first took his pencil and started to write his sincere and honest lyrics. Consecutively, he used his powerful voice to sing them going through the whole democratic process against the dictatorship, being one of its main spotlights.. Gerena has always struggled and he still keeps himself struggleling .
      This documentary ‘The Voice In Struggle” describes the life of an unique artist in many ways. A flamenco singer that never has hidden his communist militancy. It also includes the story of the pre-democratic spanish era, in order to understand the current reality: the raising political awareness of many people, who searched an exit to the repression of Franco’s regime, the emergence of the protest song ...
      On one hand, many personalities from different areas have been interviewed in the documentary. It also tells us the events that followed in the pursuit of democracy. Student protests, day laborers, trade unions and politics.
      An exiciting review, including the flamenco voice of Gerena together with other songwriters, to whom democracy was brought back in Spain by culture.