‘The yellow roof’, a heartbreaking documentary on sexual abuse by Isabel Coixet

The first marriage between women, access to culture, ecological awareness, women’s liberation… Isabel Coixett He has distinguished himself by making films to raise awareness and denounce social injustices. your latest project the yellow roofwhich has just been released in the official section (out of competition) of the san sebastian festival is a good example of it.

In nine solid chapters, in which the documentary film is divided, the complaints of sexual abuse of several students, some of them minors, filed against the Theater Classroom from Lleida. The defendants were two teachers, one of them, director of the center for many years.

teaser of the yellow roofa documentary film by Isabel Coixet (2022)

the yellow roof documentary isabel coixet

the yellow roof documentary isabel coixet

Portraits of the victims taken during the filming by @zoeasleep.
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the yellow roof documentary isabel coixet 2

Portraits of the victims taken during the filming by @zoeasleep.

Unfortunately, the courage of this group of women did not arrive in time for justice. As the complaint was filed in 2018 for abuses committed between 2001 and 2008, the crimes had prescribed and the case was unjustly filed. What the survivors knew us is that, despite the fact that the events had prescribed, their testimonies were opening a door in which, perhaps, all was not lost.

the yellow roof documentary isabel coixet 3

the yellow roof documentary isabel coixet 3

Portraits of the victims taken during the filming by @zoeasleep.
the yellow roof documentary isabel coixet 4

the yellow roof documentary isabel coixet 4

Portraits of the victims taken during the filming by @zoeasleep.

The Groc Braan original title in Catalan, has been directed by Isabel Coixet and written by the director together with the Catalan writer Laura Ferrero, produced by Miss Wasabi Films and distributed by Bteam Pictures.

We hope that this impressive documentary will serve to open a necessary and fair debate. A change in the law and a review of the prescription of crimes, since the truth should never prescribe.

the yellow roof documentary isabel coixet poster

the yellow roof documentary isabel coixet poster

documentary film poster the yellow roof by Isabel Coixet.


The article is in Spanish

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