¿Qué es España? (1926) HD online
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|Manuel Bartolomé Cossio||-||Himself (archive footage)|
|Juan Negrín||-||Himself (archive footage)|
|Ramón Menéndez Pidal||-||Himself (archive footage)|
The documentary was shot with the purpose of illustrating the conferences that its two directors intended to give in Mexico, the Antilles and Central America during the autumn of 1926 and the following winter.
Luis Araquistáin was a firm defender of a modern and pro-European Spain, while Cayetano Coll made a mark of the Hispanic roots of his country to oppose his integration in the United States.
The film was structured in three major sections: History of Spain, Economic and industrial activity and Modern culture.
The recovered copy does not include credit titles or a possible introduction to explain its purpose, since the first scroll was destroyed. The fragments that compose it are stamped on supports from different manufacturers and were shot in different years, which a priori questioned the unity of the work.