Direction: Jesús María Palacios
In June 1931, two months after the proclamation of the Second Republic, the Virgin appeared to two boys in Ezkioga (Basque Country). This occurrence was followed by a spectacle of collective visions, trances and ecstasies that managed to gather more than 80,000 persons together in just one day. Among the prophecies, one warned that there would be a civil war in Spain between Catholics and non-Catholics. In the construction of this phenomenon, photography plays a key role.
Jesús Mª Palacios (Donostia / San Sebastián, 1980) has a degree in Audiovisual Communication and Humanities from the University of Salamanca. He then returned to Donostia where worked as a camera operator for a number of film producers. In 2009 he moved to Barcelona to pursue a Master's Degree in Creative Documentaries. It was there that he worked as a director of photography in projects by friends and made his first documentary Figura amb Paisatge. In 2012, he made the short film Casa Vacía. In 2015 he made the short film Ur Artean and participated in the collective film Distatziak produced by Zinebi.