By Trisha Ziff
Llargmetratge documental

“The Mexican Suitcase” tells the story of the recovery of 4,500 negatives taken by renowned photographers, Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David ‘Chim’ Seymour during the Spanish Civil War, which were recovered 70 years later in a closet in Mexico City.
This film is a braid consisting of three narratives: the story of the suitcase, the role Mexico played during the Spanish Civil War and its unique support for the Republic, and looks at how Spain reflects today on its own past, thirty years after Transition.


Produced by: 212 Berlin and Mallerich Films Paco Poch
In coproduction with: Televisión Española
In association with: Alicorn Films, Conaculta-IMCINE, Foprocine México
With the collaboration of: Televisió de Catalunya, ICAA, Fundación Bancomer, Programa Ibermedia

Director and writer: Trisha Ziff
Producers: Eamon O’Farrill, Trisha Ziff, Paco Poch
Co-producers: Víctor Cavaller, Andrés Luque (TVE Executive Producer), Michael Nyman
Associated producers: Benjamin Tarver, Marco Polo Constandse, Avelino Rodríguez
Editors: Luis López, Paloma Carillo, Bernat Aragonés
Original music: Michael Nyman, Gerard Pastor
Director of photography: Claudio Rocha
Sound recordists:   Yuri Laguna, Amanda Villavieja


Year: 2011
Genre: Documentary film
Aspect ratio: 1:1.85
Language: Spanish/English/Catalan
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Catalan
Runtime: 89 minutes



Honourable Mention at Los Angeles Film Festival, 2011
Best Documentary Film at Festival Doc Miami, 2011
Nominated as Best Documentary Film for Premis Gaudí 2012
Audience Award as Best Documentary Film at Festival de Cine de Las Américas
Best Film at Extremadoc, 2013