La muerte no enterrada

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Juan-Ramón Barbancho
La muerte no enterrada

This work is an attempt to pay tribute to all those people killed during the Civil War in Spain (1936-1939) by Francoist troops and whose bodies are still in mass graves or in the fields, waiting for them to be released, give the dignity they deserve and that their families can close the sad cycle of death. This cycle naturally ends with mourning, but in these unfortunate cases it is not possible because there is no corpse to bury. It is a space of feeling and grief that has not yet been carried out in thousands of families. According to some psychology studies, there are five stages of pain in the face of loss: denial, anger, negotiation, depression and acceptance. This last one is the duel. This is the journey that is taken to heal the disappearance of a loved one, but since it was not possible to reach the last, the process is still to be closed, hence the title of this work. The video shows a man walking on his back, not knowing what is behind him, like so many who made that terrible and final path. The video was recorded at the Arroyo Pedroche and on the Cuesta del Espino on the outskirts of Córdoba, where there were executions at dawn. The video shows the names of seventy-one men who were killed in Córdoba during the first weeks of the Civil War. Their names, their age and their profession.