‘Tierra y Libertad (Land and Freedom)’ was released on April 7, 1995 in Spain, the eleventh feature film by British director Ken Loach. It narrates the adventures of a group of POUM (Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista) militiamen on the Aragon front during the Spanish Civil War. This story, to this day, remains one of the most prestigious recreations of the conflict that have been brought to the cinema. Moreover, with a distinctive approach: Loach did not focus on the armed confrontation between the defenders of the Republic and General Franco’s rebel army, but rather on the workers’ and peasants’ revolution promoted by the left-wing forces in the first months of the war. And the way in which this attempt to change Spanish society was stifled by the republican government itself, a struggle between left-wing factions that still remains latent.
The local areas where the main scenes were filmed are marked with milestones on the ground, and the explanations can be followed with an brochure or by accessing an application.