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IN A SECRET WAR,
THE FIRST CASUALTY IS TRUTH.


The writer Santiago Macias, author of the
best seller "Las Fosas de Franco", dedicates
an entire chapter to Death in El Valle
in his book "El monte o la muerte"!

download the chapter (Spanish)



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Spanish Version
English Version
Filmmaker’s commentary
in both English
and Spanish

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In 1948, C.M. Hardt’s grandfather was murdered while in the custody of the Spanish Civil Guard. Over fifty years later, she goes back to Spain to find out the truth about why he was killed.


Today, the truth about Franco’s war crimes
is finally coming out and mass graves
are being discovered across the entire country.
THANKS to the Internet,
YOU CAN FINALLY SEE Death in El Valle
by ordering my DVD.




She learns of the secret war that led him to his death. She unearths the hatred and fear of a village trying to forget its past and confronts her own family with a story even they don’t want her to discover.
She captures it all – and faces her grandfather’s killer – in Death in El Valle.


It’s been over 70 years since my grandfather was murdered, BUT I haven’t given up. It’s outrageous that my film still hasn’t aired in Spain, but I made a vow to my grandmother that “someday the whole world would know what had really happened” and I intend to keep that vow.
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" A brash young New Yorker armed with a video
camera and determined to find out what had
appened in a part of Spain's hidden past
ruffled many feathers."


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“…Secrets are held by one generation from the next
and neighbors deny memory of the past before
cheerfully accusing other towns-people
of murder and betrayal.”

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Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert F. Kennedy



OWN THE DVD of the critically-acclaimed Death in El Valle which was co-produced by Channel 4 in the UK Image Not Found
and honored at the USA Film Festival, The Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival among others and written up in The Guardian, Sunday Times, The Village Voice and New York magazine ….


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