“40 years of Refuge” is a journey through the history of asylum and refuge in Spain. A story that began 40 years ago when the first exiled arrived. Since then, refugees from all over the world have sought shelter in Spain and in this documentary film they told us how have they rebuilt their lives. The Spanish Commission for Refugee Assistance (CEAR) has constantly worked to guarantee the rights of these people and to improve asylum and refugee policies. A story of essential fight in times of walls and unwavering frontiers.

Original title: 40 años de refugio (40 Years of Refuge)
Production: Making DOC – CEAR
Written and Directed by: Silvia Venegas
Producers: J.A. Moreno y Silvia Venegas
Director of Photography:  Alberto González Casal
Music: Óscar López Plaza
Edition: Agustín Serna

Genre: Documentary
Lenght: 20 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Languague:  Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish, English, Catalan and Euskera
Country: Spain
Year: 2019


  • Resistencia Film Fest. Chile. 
  • Festival Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes ABC – FIBABC. Spain.  
  • HECare Film Festival. Canada.   
  • Cortogenia. Spain.   
  • CURTAS, Festival do Imaxinario de Vilagarcía de Arousa. Spain.   
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Invisible “Film Sozialak” Bilbao. Spain. 
  • Festival de Cinema de Girona. Spain.
  • International Migration Film Festival – Gaziantep!. Turkey.