Anna Cortés ist die Besitzerin des kleinen Ladens mit dem französischen Namen ” La Bonbonnière de Ninon” in der katalanischen Kleinstadt Girona. Durch viel Eigeninitiative entwickelt sie sich und ihre Marke zu einer Referenz zum Thema Sex und Sinnlichkeit. Sie hat einen intimen und persönlichen Raum geschaffen für weibliche Wünsche und Sehnsüchte, nachdem sie erkannt hat, dass die Männer oft nicht in der Lage sind, den Frauen das zu bieten, was diese sich wünschen. So erzählt sie, wie sie die Welt der Sinnlichkeit erkundet und welche Erfahrungen sie mit Männern und Frauen macht.
Multimedia mit Audio, Foto und Video von Björn Göttlicher. Katalanisch im Original mit deutschen Untertiteln.
Copyright Björn Göttlicher, Punt de Focus, 2013
Fight for the houses
Lluisa Ferran Pou,81, has seen very much in her life: the spanish civil war and repressions in the era of Francos dictatorship.
But to see so many people in front of her house at this day in September is also something special for Lluisa.
Her towns mayor was coming and brought with him a complete school-class. Together with the green-dressed activists of the PAH
they intend to defend Lluisas house against the Bankia-Bank, for today there is threatening an eviction.
But the police who has to care for the eviction even under duress if necessary doesn´t come. They just observe the situation from afar in a
discreetly hidden car. On the day people celebrated this situation as a victory. But what they didn´t know is that some days later police
came back with a craftsman and a drill to change the door´s lock. This is how the banks act in Spain: Resourcefully and insidiously.
The fight of the banks against the citizens of the country, the fight for the houses has just begun.
Still short time before properties in Spain were objects of speculations. There was a huge boom, als fired by the demand of British and German people who were dreaming of a finca with a view to the seaside but in the year 2007 the property-bubble exploded. Since then about 4 million people lost their jobs. It is spoken about 1,7 million households in which not even one single person gets a regular salary. The consequence was that quite a lot of people were no longer able to pay back their property-credits and then happened duress evictions with real dramatic scenes. Until now in Spain about 400.000 proceedings of duress eviction have been handled. The spanish banks got nearly 40 billion € from European rescue fond. So it seems to be really unfair when anybody who gives back his house to his bank or is “cleared away” from his property has to pay back his debts to his bank for the rest of his life.
About 200.000 families have lost their houses of their own. At last, in the year 2012, there existed the very sad record of 532 evictions dayly!
Nowadays these evictions have got symbolic for the new poverty in Spain, concerning all parts of the community: families, singles, selfemployed persons and pensioners. Also the number of the suicides resulting of this has clearly increased.
Self-burnings, plunges into the depths develop to a sad routine. In Europe!
Imagine something like that would also happen in your country…?!
Do banks in one country behave like that and differently in another country?
As a photo-journalist I work on greed, meaness and avarice.
It´s my idea to realize a web documentary about this dramatic situation in Spain!
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