Manuel H. Martín / 85’ / 2012 / España

Direction: Manuel H. Martín
Production: Olmo Figueredo González – Quevedo
Script: Jorge Laplace
Editing: Carlos Herrera
Cinematography: Dani Mauri
Original Music: Pablo Cervantes

Nominated for the Best Documentary Award at the 2012 Goyas, this is the unbelievable story of Manuel Cortés, the mole of Mijas. When the Spanish civil war ended and the borders closed, hundreds of people were forced to go into hiding to escape Franco’s repression. They lived for decades, hidden under floorboards or in holes behind walls in their own home, knowing they could be discovered at any time.

MANUEL H. MARTÍN (Huelva, 1980) has a degree in Audiovisual Communication at the University of Seville and is a founding partner, with Olmo Figueredo Gonzalez-Quevedo, of the production company LA CLAQUETA PC. Among other projects, he directed Life in Flames (documentary film released in theaters in September 2015), 30 Years of Darkness (Nominated for 2012 Goya Awards – Best Documentary Feature), the animated series Artpoetry, the documentary Becquer Unknown (Asecan 2010 Best Documentary Award) or the short film The Defender (IAJ Desencaja RTVA Award and Best Director Award for Andalusian Creation in the Latin American Festival of Huelva, 2011). Thanks to his experience in audiovisual creation, Manuel has received several honours, like the Andalusian Youth Media Award in 2012. Currently he is working on the development of several projects, both fiction and documentary.