Eyes on the Sky| 1hr : 18mins
Director: Jesus Garay | Producer: Isona Passola
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Spain
In the 1930s, modern industrial technology was put to the service of war, creating a new situation: massive, instantaneous and indiscriminate destruction affecting civilians as well as soldiers. Barcelona was the first city ever to be systematically bombed from the air, after the Guernika bombing tragedy. Between March 16th and March 18th of 1938, Barcelona was bombarded non-stop, day and night. In those two days, thousands of citizens lost their homes and more than 300 - 118 of whom were children - lost their lives. Those events were not only tragic for Barcelona, but were a determinant in how the fateful Second World War would be fought, with the bombing of Dresden, Cologne, Hiroshimaâ€¦.