By dismissing the case of Idrissa Diallo and blocking all access to his police record, the Spanish legal system has made it practically impossible to investigate how and why this 21 year-old Guinean died in an immigrant holding center in Barcelona. The Spanish state did not even bother to inform his family of his death. He was buried in Barcelona in an unmarked tomb.
Without so much as a photograph of the victim, the team of “Idrissa, crònica d’una mort qualsevol” launches an investigative and social mobilization effort in the search for the justice that the Spanish state has eluded: find Idrissa’s body and his family, and discover what happened that night in a cell at the controversial detention center.
Direction: Xavi Artigas i Xapo Ortega
Production: Metromuster i Polar Star Films Language: Original Version, Spanish Subtitles
Length: 94 min
License: By-Nc-Nd* (*after commercial explotation has finished)
Screening followed by the discussion Political Cinema of the 21st Century
Xavier Artigas, co-director of Idrissa: chronicle of an ordinary death
Georgina Cisquella, director of Hotel Explotation: Las Kellys
Andrea Soto, philosopher
Xavier Garcia Puerto, distributor and director of REC cinema festival
moderator Andreu Meixide