In 2007 three boxes were discovered in a closet in Mexico City that had been lost in the chaos in Europe at the beginning of World War II. Inside were 4,500 negatives taken by friends Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour, exiled from Germany Hungary and Poland, who were to become some of the finest photojournalists of their time. As committed anti-fascists they travelled to Spain to fight the rise of Franco with their cameras. Through their work, the story of the Spanish Civil War and the exile of over 500,000 Spaniards to Europe and Mexico is revealed.
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‘The film pays tribute to the spirit of three extraordinary photographers Capa, Tara and Seymour who passionately believed that photographs could change and shape the way we see the world’ – TIME
THE MEXICAN SUITCASE looks at the power of memory and asks who owns our memories and where do they belong as a new generation in Spain is beginning to reconcile itself with its own history.
‘Fascinates on multiple levels’ – INDIEWIRE
Winner Doc Miami Film Festival
Audience Award Best Documentary Cine Las Americas International Film Festival