The Red and Black Summer – Barcelona, July 1977 (FILM)

Thirty three years ago,in the midst of the turbulent and violent post-Francoist ‘transition’, Barcelona once again was transformed into a libertarian city for a short time when the Saló Diana in the calle de Nou de la Rambla and the parque Güell became twin poles for the Jornadas Libertarias (Libertarian Days), a cross between a spectacular musical ‘happening’ and a major political and social debate which attracted over 600.000 participants, most of them youngsters. These two short contemporary films provide a interesting visual record of this important historical event in Barcelona’s history.