Spain suffered a major civil war between 1936 to 1939.
In 1937 ten thousands of children were evacuated from the horrible warzone. More than 3000 children found a new home in guest families in Ghent. A couple of the 'niños de la guerra' returned to their home country after the war, others started a new life in Belgium. Trefpunt, in cooperation with composer Dick van der Harst, director Fabio Wuytack and scriptwriter Brecht Vanmeirhaeghe, wants to emphasize the occurrences with a special multidisciplinary project. The exponent of the project is Vlernika, an extraordinary visual and musical story, which explores the links between history, experience and emotion.
Groningen (NL) zaterdag 30 augustus '08
San Sebastian (SP) december '08.