LA GRANJA DEL PAS

82 minutes, 2015
Director: Silvia MUNT (Spain)
Production: Intent Produccions (Spain), Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (Spain)

 

 

Granja del Pas is the building which houses the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH) – an advice centre for people unable to repay their mortgage – in Sabadell, a town in north-eastern Spain.
The documentary shows how it operates and the stories of those who work there.
The instability created by the current economic recession affects people’s daily lives. The documentary shows us the deep contradictions in a society which has hit hard times, its need to rethink the future and its intense desire for freedom.

 

Silvia MUNT is an actress, a stage and film director.
She has acted in more than fifty films and received the Goya Award for her role in “Alas de Mariposa” (1991).
In 1998 she began to make films, among them “Pretextos” (2008) and the documentary “Elena Dimitrievna Dianokova Gala” (2003).
She won a second Goya Award for “Laila” (1999), her first short documentary.
She has written and directed a dozen films for television.