Reboiras, acción y corazón
Spain. 2020. 61 min
In the early hours of 12 August, Xosé Ramón Reboiras Noia (better known as Moncho Reboiras) was shot dead by the dictator Franco’s Spanish police in Ferrol (Galiza) when he was only twenty-five years old. Very early on, this young man with nationalist convictions had become a leading member of the clandestine Galizan People’s Union (UPG) and was widely recognised as a key figure of the Organisation by broad sectors of Galizan society through his involvement in the defence of Galizan culture, trade unionism and politics.
To mark the 45th anniversary of his assassination, the film ‘Reboiras. Acción y corazón’ [‘Reboiras. With heart and hand’] traces the path of this young Galizan, portrayed from both the human and the political angles. His life and thinking are depicted through interviews with thirty witnesses with whom he shared different periods of his life.
Alberte Mera (Vigo, 1987). Graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Vigo, with a specialty in Script and Audiovisual Direction, and a master’s degree in Communication and Creative Industries from the University of Santiago. He is currently a journalist at Nós Diario. ‘Reboiras. Acción e corazón ‘is his fifth documentary. He directed the short films ‘Camiño da Memoria’ (2011) and ‘Deixádeas Pasar’ (2012) and the feature films ‘Clamor da Terra’ (2012) and ‘Lume Novo’ (2013).