Short film “Herederas” nominated for the Goya Awards

We are very happy to announce that Silvia Venegas’ short film “Herederas“, which emerged from the call for entries “Tesoros en Archivos” has been nominated for the 37th Spanish Film Academy Awards, the Goya Awards, as best documentary short film.

“Herederas” is a tribute to the brave women who fought for women’s rights in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. With everything against them, they won rights that today form the basis of our democratic society. A legacy of freedom that their heiresses are now defending in the streets.

Based on the 1902 image in the Norwegian National Archive ‘Voting Rights for Norwegian Women’, a story is constructed that begins with the defence of women’s suffrage and continues with the women of today demonstrating in the streets demanding their rights. 

Images of Clara Campoamor, Kati Horna or Carolina Beatriz Ângelo that are preserved in the European national archives show that past of the brave women of which the women of the 21st century are heirs.  

The director Silvia Venegas (Santa Marta, 1982) is president of the Extremadura Film Academy. In 2020 she won the Goya Award for Best Documentary Short Film with “Our life as refugee children in Europe”, which was also nominated for the Oscar Award. In 2018 she received the Liberpress Award for her commitment to film and human rights.

The gala will take place on 10th February. We have high hopes that “Herederas” will win the award!

Written by Spanish State Archives

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