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Franco's Legacy - Spain's Stolen Children

52', 70' (ESP, ENG subs, GER subs)
During the dictatorship of Francisco Franco in Spain, many children, especially the offspring of those who starkly opposed those with political power, were robbed of a life with their parents.

While some children were pronounced dead by unscrupulous doctors, others were forcibly given up for adoption. Even 20 years after Franco’s death, forced adoptions was still being practiced. Due to a system run by politicians, doctors and members of the church, this practice was a lucrative business.

At age 14, Alfonsa had given birth to a beautiful baby girl. She was however, told she had suffered a stillbirth and had conceded to living a life without her daughter. More than twenty-seven years later, she is confronted by a grown woman proclaiming to be her long lost daughter. How is that so?

Alicia was adopted as she was but days old. But shortly after the death of her adoptive father, Alicia happens upon some documents that forced her to question her entire existence. She discovered that her biological mother was a single woman and that her adoptive parents had paid an exorbitant amount of money to a nun in order to facilitate the adoption. This and many more became clues of an illegal adoption. Here you will meet Alfonsa and Alicia - two of the many innocent victims of the “baby trafficking scandal.”

Even as much as twenty years after Franco's death, forced adoptions were still being practiced. Shortly after their births, babies were taken from their parents and sold on the black market and unsuspecting parents are forced to take comfort in the idea that their babies have gone on to better place.  Unfortunately, a better place – of that we are not sure. Due to a system run by politicians, doctors and members of the church, this practice was a lucrative business prolonged by many influential individuals.

Original Title: Francos Erbe - Spaniens geraubte Kinder
Year: 2016
Length: 52', 70' (ESP, ENG subs, GER subs)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Inga Bremer
Produced by: Soilfilms, BR, arte

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