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The prodigy, the dictator’s daughter, the author: Spain’s lost feminists find a voice

An online film project aims to bring the thoughts of Spanish and Latin American female visionaries to a new generation
Pilar Primo de Rivera with General Franco in 1939, defended her association with the dictator as it enabled her to improve the health of Spain’s women and children. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty Images

Eighty-six years after she was silenced at the age of 18 by four bullets that her mother fired into her sleeping body, Hildegart Rodríguez – Spanish prodigy, socialist and pioneering sexual educator – has found her voice once more.

So, too, has the trailblazing writer Carmen Laforet and, more controversially, Pilar Primo de Rivera, daughter of the 1920s Spanish dictator and crusading leader of the women’s section of the Falange movement under Franco, which was led by her brother, José Antonio.

The trio are the first influential thinkers featured in a new online project that mixes film and literature to recover and preserve the ideas, words and legacies of Spanish and

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