The Last Of The Spanish Clan is Coming, an immersive documentary series by filmmaker and designer Nino Martinez.
“A great way to explore the past is to visit a place where it’s really still there,” Martinez said.
“In Spain, we have a tradition of showing people the past by using history books and archaeological sites, but also using the objects that are preserved and put back on display.
It’s a very personal journey, and you’re seeing what’s really there.”
Martinez’s project is an exploration of how art and culture have been connected over the past 150 years in the context of the history of the country, a country that has been a battleground for both independence and democracy.
“I think we are still looking for a way to celebrate our history, even if we don’t like to celebrate it,” he said.
The series focuses on the heritage of the Clans, which once ruled Spain and its territories for about two millennia.
The Clans were the Spanish Empire’s most powerful military and economic force, but they were also persecuted by the Spanish government.
The Spanish government destroyed their buildings and monuments, but it also had a devastating effect on the Spanish economy.
The documentary’s focus is on the Clan-era Spanish National Museum in Madrid, which features a rare exhibit of Spanish colonialist art.
Martinez visited the museum in 2011 to see the work of renowned Spanish artist Josep Paez, and he said he’s been amazed at the depth of its collection.
“He was able to capture the scale of the project in a very short time, but the museum also had this incredible array of materials that have been preserved and are on display,” Martinez told Next Big News.
“He also worked with the Spanish National Guard and a lot of Spanish people to protect this exhibition from being destroyed.”
The project has already been shown at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and is currently being presented at the New York Museum of Modern Art.