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The Bride Flights Film Screening

21 September 2023
5.00pm – 6.30pm AEST
Ritchie Theatre, UNSW Kensington
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Photograph of a man and a woman getting married in the 1950s

Directed by Dr Natalia Ortiz Ceberio and Javier Castro

About 700 Spanish women arrived in Australia during the early 1960s supported by an informal agreement between the regime of Francisco Franco (1939-1975) and the Australian Government of that time. This agreement was known as the Martha´s Plan (El Plan Marta). The women came to Australia with the expectation that they were coming to work as domestic servants when the real intention of the plan was to balance the gender makeup of the mostly male Spanish community in Australia. The agreement was in effect for several years and received the support of the Catholic Church in Spain. These are the stories of some of the brides.

Introduced by Ms Rebeca Chantal GUINEA STAL- Consul-General of Spain

Presenter: Timothy O'Leary, Head of School Humanities and Languages

Film + Q and A with Director and protagonist