The Female Teachers of the Republic

(Las Maestras de la República)
Pilar Pérez Solano | Documentary

2013 | 65 minutes | Spain

Winner of a Goya Award for Best Documentary, The Female Teachers of The Republic focuses on the role of women in advancing public education in the spirit of equality and democratic access to schooling during the Second Spanish Republic (1931-1939).


Winner of a Goya Award for Best Documentary, The Female Teachers of The Republic focuses on the role of women in advancing public education in the spirit of equality and democratic access to schooling during the Second Spanish Republic (1931-1939). This was before the Civil War (1936-1939) and the subsequent dictatorship that halted the pioneering ideas they had been putting into practice. With archival footage, still photographs, and interviews, the film explores the experiences and ideals of those pioneers whose project was so savagely destroyed by the Spanish Civil War.


"The Female Teachers of the Republic is an unpretentious documentary regarding its budget but very ambitious in its attempt to get back the memory of women that worked very hard to take education and culture to every corner." — Beatriz Abad, Koult

Main credits

Pérez Solano, Pilar (film director)
Pérez Solano, Pilar (screenwriter)
Barriuso, Marta (narrator)
Pedro, Laura De (actor)

Other credits

Cinematography, Isabel Ruiz; editor, Andrea Ansola; music, Carlos Salas.

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Goya Awards® - Best Documentary
Festival Lumière Grand Lyon Film Festival
London Spanish Film Festival
Cairo Women's Film Festival
Punta del Este International Film Festival
Virginia Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Pilar Pérez Solano


YEAR: 2013

GENRE: Documentary


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adults



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