On October 1, 2017, Catalonia held its referendum for self-determination in which more than two million people participated, 90% of whom voted for independence. The Spanish state security forces caused more than a thousand injuries.
On October 27, 2017 the Catalan government proclaimed the Republic, the same day Spain applied Article 155 of the Constitution against Catalonia. Since then more than 2,500 people have been repressed, the wounded number close to 1,500.
9 political leaders were sentenced to 100 years in prison. President Puigdemont and 6 other politicians chose exile. There have been nearly 300 arrests, and hundreds of people are currently under investigation.
However, the Catalan people, led by the legitimate President and MEP Carles Puigdemont, continue to stand firm in their peaceful struggle with the ultimate aim of making the Catalan Republic effective.
We shall overcome! illustrates these facts lived in Catalonia during the last two and a half years in a musical key.

  • Hèctor Suñol Bert
  • Hèctor Suñol Bert
  • Hèctor Suñol Bert
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    History, Politician, human rights
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 9, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Spain, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    Catalan, English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Hèctor Suñol Bert

Hector Suñol Bert; born in Lleida (Catalonia, Spain), 1970.

- BA Bussinees Administration (Universitat de Lleida, 1993) and
- MBA Audiovisual Communication (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2008).

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1. Pantomima (2008)
• Second Prize in the category of Fiction in the V International Festival of Cusco - Perú)
• Best short film II Festival of Montornés of Segarra (Lleida – Spain)
• Special mention granted by the Jury at the Chicago Short Film Festival - USA
• Best actor at the New York Short Film Festival - USA

2. Danger (2010)
• Best Screenplay Paris Cinema Festival - France

3. Referendum (2017)
• Best Music Video (Jury) – V Noida International Film Festival – India
• Award of Merit Liberation / Social Justice – IndieFEST Film Awards (San Diego – USA)
• Best Short Documentary - Austrian Film Festival 2018 (Vienna - Austria)
• Official Selection Best Short Doc – DOCfeed Documentaire Festival (Eindhoven – Netherlands)
• Official Selection XXX Girona Film Festival – (Girona – Catalonia)

4. The Reapers (2018)
• Best Editing Music Video – The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards (London – United Kingdom)
• Best Social Commentary Social Video – LA Music Awards (Los Angeles – USA)
• Best Singer & Best Music – Colorado CIAFF (Denver – USA)
• Official Selection Festival Nazional del Cinema e della Televisione (Benevento – Italy)
• Official Selection XXX Girona Film Festival – (Girona – Catalonia)

5. Let’s chase the ferocious dragons away! (2018)
• Finalist Llanterna Digital Awards 2018 (Lleida – Catalonia)
• Official Selection 3rd Slemani International Film Festival (Slemani – Iraq)

6. Not a step back! (2018)
• Best documentary – IX Cerdanya Film Festival (Puigcerdà – Spain)
• Official Selection – XIV Kazan International Festival Muslim Cinema (Kazan – Republic of Tatarstan)
• Official Selection – II History Film Festival (Rijeka – Croatia)